Stansborough Grey - "Mithril" TM 8-ply
This is the actual yarn chosen by Peter Jackson and his Team for creating knitwear for some of the Hobbits of "Middle Earth" TM! Stansborough's exclusive 8-ply "Mithril" TM yarn comes in beautiful biodegradable overdyed shades and wash up to make a soft and sophisticated yet hard-wearing range of knitted products.
Composition: Stansborough Grey wool
Ball size: 50gm Ball
Length: Approx 104 metres/113 yards
Weight: 8-ply double knitting
Needle size: 4mm Needles (US6)
Tension: 22 Stitches + 30 Rows = 10 x 10 cm
'Stansborough Grey' wool and comes from a flock of just 1,200 naturally grey sheep, raised for their particularly lustrous blue-grey fleeces and registered as 'Stansborough Greys'. The wool is 100% NZ grown and processed. In its natural Kokako grey, the yarn features subtle shade variations that give a range of colour intensities.
Lofty and lustrous, "Mithril" TM is a treat in rare breed yarn. This is a long wool that produces a yarn that is very silky and much more lustrous than the ‘average’ wool yarn that you’re used to. It has beautiful draping qualities, superior strength, crease-resistance, durability and lustre. It literally shimmers in the light!