WHAT IS IT?
Lambswool is a gorgeous, soft pure wool yarn with a generous meterage and light handle. Available in two classic plys for delicate, lightweight projects across a wide range of crafts.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
Lambswool in these fine weights is ideal for delicate crochet projects or knitting by hand or machine (rewind onto a cone or flat ball first) on a standard gauge machine. 2ply is also known as “laceweight” which, as the name would suggest, is great for very intricate, lacy pieces.
It has a good strength and natural elasticity, and should weave perfectly well with the 4ply being suitable for the warp as well as the weft, though the 2ply being perhaps more suited to just the weft.
Pure wools such as this undyed, neutral coloured lambswool will dye easily with hot water, acid and natural dyes, though take care not to agitate it too much as it will felt. Perfect if you want soft, squishy felt, but be careful if you don’t! Knit, crochet or weave the yarn then agitate by hand or throw in the washing machine and it will shrink, consolidate and transform into really lovely felt.
Crocheting, Dyeing, Feltmaking, Knitting, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
A great price for such a luxurious, versatile product.
|Main Fibre Content||Wool|
|Price Per 100g||£7.90|
|Crafts Suitable For||Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Knitting, Lacemaking, Tapestry Weaving, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||2ply - Knit on 3mm pins to a tension of 32 stitches and 40 rows for a 10cm square. 4ply - Knit on 3.25mm pins to a tension of 28 stitches and 36 rows for a 10cm square|
|Yarn Count||2ply - 2/16wc, 4ply - 4/12wc|
|Wraps Per Inch (WPI)||2ply - 30, 4ply - 19|
|Length||2ply - 410m, 4ply - 175m|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||Yes|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Hand Wash Unless You Want Felt, Do Not Agitate, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Cool Iron, Can Be Dry Cleaned|