Silver Linings Chatham Island Merino 8-ply
All around NZ are isolated small flocks of Merino sheep who have been cut off from the larger Merino populations due to geography. These flocks over the last 150 years have started developing their own unique characteristics & have become sub breeds in their own right. Hokonui, Arapawa, Stewart Island & Chatham Island Merinos are some of these Rare Breed Merinos.
Skeinz have secured these very special fleeces from the fate of just vanishing among the greater Merino clip. They are all very fine micron of varying shades, which have been lovingly blended together to produce both natural and heathered shades.
Composition: 100% NZ Rare Breed Merino
Weight: 50gm ball
Needle Size: 4mm - 4.5mm US 6
Tension: 20 - 22sts per 10cm/4 inches
Length: 109 metres approx.
Washability: Gentle Hand Wash