This 100% fine wool comes from lovingly raised ‘Gentile di Puglia’ sheep, a breed derived from cross-breeding local ewes with Merino rams first brought from Spain in the fifteenth century. After the Unification of Italy in the nineteenth century, they were cross-bred with French Rambouillet and German Merinolandschaf sheep. The result was high-quality fine wool with a fiber diameter of 18–22 microns. It has a slightly elastic and dry touch that creates zero pilling, making it ideal for all stitch work. It is also particularly suited to Fair-Isle stranded stitch-work and Nordic-style colorful pullover sweaters and cardigans.
Fiber Content: 100% Merino Wool
Gauge: Knits to 17 stitches and 24 rows over 4in using US# 8-9 (5-5.5mm) needle. Crochet: 7-H/8 4.5-5mm
Country of origin: Italy
Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash (low/gentle/knits) in cool water, dry flat, do not bleach.
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