Fiber Content: 100% machine-washable certified organic merino Put-up: 3.5 oz / 100g Yardage: 304 yards / 278m Gauge: 26 sts = 4 in / 10cm Needle: 3 - 4 US / 3.25 - 3.5mm Care: Machine wash in cold water. Machine dry on low heat.
Unlike conventional superwashing processes where scales are burned off of the wool fiber with acid, O-Wash uses a GOTS certified organic compound to create washability. This compound holds the wool fibers in place during washing and drying, preventing them from interlocking during agitation which is what causes shrinkage and felting.
This yarn is dyed "tonally". Think of this more like a hand-dyed yarn - alternate skeins while knitting.