The new seasons Rough Ridge is a soft woollen spun yarn that is a blend of 80% Merino-cross wool and 20% natural coloured Polwarth. Polwarth is a ¾ merino sheep so the wool is very compatible with the merino cross wool we use for our yarns. The coloured wool has been randomly distributed through the product while being carded, hence the variation of colour throughout the skein. We suggest that garments with simple shapes without seams are best for this yarn, allowing the variations of colour to be displayed. The yarn has a three-ply construction and a beautiful heathered finish. When knitted, the fabric is lightweight and cosy.
The 2019 version of Rough Ridge DK is sold in 250m skeins. Being woollen spun you can use it for patterns that require a standard DK yarn or for patterns requiring a worsted weight yarn. We recommend using 4mm or 4.5mm needles. If making a garment, remember to check your gauge for a good fit.
Rough Ridge DK is magnificent when overdyed. In 2019 we are offering five hand-dyed colours as well as the natural undyed yarn
This yarn has not been superwash treated. Hand wash and dry flat. Your garment will soften with washing.