Something very special is coming to Spun! We are pleased and excited to offer you Woolfolk yarns, shockingly soft and responsibly sourced fibers whose uniqueness is echoed in clean, minimalist designs that will boost your handmade wardrobe’s longevity and appeal. The yarn will be in the shop on Monday, August 7, and we will celebrate with an end-of-summer party on Friday, August 25. During the happy hour, we'll enjoy drinks and treats, and Spun will offer Woolfolk yarn and patterns at a 10 percent discount.
The softness and quality of Woolfolk yarns are impossible to ignore, so let’s just put it out there: Woolfolk’s Ultimate Merino® feels like cashmere, but with the wear of merino. Why?
The Science behind the Softness
Wool products are composed of strands of fibers that are measured in microns. Generally speaking, the higher the micron count, the larger the diameter measure of a strand of fiber--and larger, coarser fibers mean more “prickle.” Most wool products include a high percentage of fibers that are over 30 microns. Woolfolk’s Ultimate Merino®, on the other hand, has a micron count of 17.5. The resulting long, cylindrical fibers have elongated, flat scales and thus a smoother surface. What this means for you is yarn that combines the softness of cashmere with the wear of merino. The cylindrical fibers, with their flat scales, also reflect light and absorb dye more easily than elliptical fibers, resulting in yarns with an inborn luster, here dyed in deep and lasting hues.
Exceptional in every way, Woolfolk yarns combine high-quality fibers with high-quality practices, careful attention to ethical, sustainable means of production. Woolfolk’s Ultimate Merino® happens not by chance, but through the efforts of farmers on the Patagonian Grasslands to care for their flocks as they care for their land, seeing themselves as stewards of both.
FÅR. Worsted weight. 100 percent Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®. 142 yards/skein.
HYGGE. Super bulky weight. 50 percent Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®, 28 percent alpaca, 22 percent silk. 76 yards/skein.
LUFT. Bulky weight. 55 percent Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®, 45 percent organic Pima cotton. 109 yards/skein. [NOTE: Due to high demand, LUFT will be in the shop a bit later than the rest of the collection.]
SNO. Fingering weight, marled. 100 percent Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®. 223 yards/skein.
TOV. Aran weight. 100 percent Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®. 173 yards/skein.
TYND. Fingering weight. 100 percent Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®. 223 yards/skein.