Ashford - Mackenzie 4-ply

  • $18.90
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Ashford yarn is 100% pure New Zealand with the wool grown on high country sheep farms around New Zealand and the yarn spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay. It is a soft 4 ply machine washable yarn perfect for knitting and weaving.

The yarn is named after the Mackenzie Basin, near Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, where the Merino sheep thrive in the dry conditions and high altitude. The Basin was named in the 1850s after James MacKenzie a Scottish shepherd who with his faithful collie dog, Friday, herded stolen sheep into this empty and isolated basin.

A bronze memorial to working collie dogs, such as Friday, stands on the shores of Lake Tekapo near the Church of the Good Shepherd. 

Ashford Mackenzie is an excellent value - knit a matinee jacket, hat and booties from 1 x 100gm ball.

Composition: 100% Super wash treated Merino

Weight: 4-ply
Ball size: 100g
Meterage: approximately 357 metres / 390 yards
Tension: 24-28 sts & 36 rows to 10 cm depending on needle size
Needle size: 2.75 mm to 3.25 mm; UK x; US 2-3
Washability:   Washable.