Fold is our DK weight Polwarth yarn and is a gorgeous crisp wool with a nice twist. The Polwarth sheep is a New Zealand breed that is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln, meaning it has the softness of merino wool with a longer staple length so is less likely to pill/bobble with wear. Fold is perfect for garments and accessories. We kettle dye Fold in small batches using a variety of techniques to develop layered tonal shades and complex variegated effects. Each skein is unique and most colourways are 'one of a kind' (so if you see something that steals your heart grab it while you can!)
Although this Polwarth is a superwash yarn, we recommend hand washing in cool water to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.
As with all small batch, hand dyed yarn that doesn't have dye lots, we also recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid noticeable changes between skeins.
We use professional non-hazardous, non-chrome, low impact, heavy metal-free acid dyes. We do our best to exhaust every dye bath and to reuse water wherever possible to reduce any further environmental impact. Occasionally a small amount of 'loose' dye may remain in the yarn after rinsing (most likely with deeply saturated shades) and we always recommend hand washing in very cool water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.
fibre: 100% superwash wool (polwarth)
needle size: 3.50-4.50mmm
metres: 225m per 100gm
care: Hand wash in cool water with gentle wool detergent