Our community has been asking us to bring Woolfolk FÅR into the shop for some time now. After a small test run last year (our LYS Day special hat pattern, Forene) we realized you were not kidding...you went nuts for this yarn. Even our staff was all over it like a wake of vultures, and they fondle beautiful yarns every day!
So in honor of Sookie "Give the people what they want!" St. James, we've finally brought in the full line of FÅR...including three brand new colors.
The chainette construction of FÅR gives structure, definition, and warmth to this luxuriously soft fiber. A classic worsted weight, we love FÅR for everything from gorgeous sweaters to blankets and cold weather accessories. Cowls are a huge hit...and brioche is next-level scrumptious in this yarn. Try it for yourself and see what we mean!
Why we love Woolfolk
By marrying innovative technology with noble fibers, Woolfolk is striving to create an incomparable composition of fiber with a refined, modern palette for the discerning knitter. Each shade is inspired by their home in the lush Pacific Northwest (US) and carefully chosen for its timeless versatility, from subtle gradients to smart accents.
Woolfolk yarns combine the highest quality wool with ethical, sustainable practices. The fiber they use, Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®, doesn’t happen by chance, but by the innovative efforts of farmers to produce the very best wool fiber while being land stewards of the Patagonian Grasslands. Woolfolk brings this exquisitely soft and lustrous fiber in handknitting yarns that preserves the unique attributes of this luxurious wool.
The presence of coarse fibers in wool create “prickle” — the main obstacle to wearing and working with wool. Most wool products have a high percentage of over 30 microns - the diameter measure of a strand of fiber. Ultimate Merino® has a micron count of 17.5, and combines the hand of cashmere with the wear of merino. The long cylindrical fibers, with a surface that is smoother due to elongated, flat scales, reflect light and absorb dye better than elliptical fibers, resulting in lustrous yarns with deep and lasting hues.
For a detailed review of Woolfolk Far, check out Clara Parkes Knitter's Review article here.
142 yards / 130 meters / 50 grams
100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®
16-17.5 stitches / 24-27 rows
US 6-8 / 4-5 mm
hand wash cool, lay flat to dry
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Spun in Peru of wool grown in Argentina's Patagonia Grasslands
Images courtesy of Woolfolk Yarn
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