Woolen yarn VZDUCH - 2-ply suffolk / wallachian, hand dyed - POWDER, 100g, lace

We are pleased to add these hand-dyed beauties to our offer of slovak wool! Yarns are made and dyed in Slovakia, with high-quality professional acid dyes that can withstand even some sunshine and washing. In our palette you will find seven eye-catching shades:

• Ink, Mustard, Powder, Rust, Leaves, Fog, Canvas

They were chosen to look great in a variety of combinations (including VZDUCH natural, of course!).

The amount of our dyed yarns is very limited, because the wool is dyed by hand in small quantities. For the same reason, please also take into account color variations among dye lots as well as on individual skeins - yarns are deliberately not dyed identical.

So if you love local wool and unique colors as well, do not hesitate!

• Please allow for color variations due to different monitor resolutions.

• Before knitting, we recommend washing the sample and handwashing your final project.


13.90 €

Parameters:

  • Structure: 2-ply
  • Yarn weight: 550m / 100g, lace
  • Content: 100% suffolk wool
  • Sample: 10x10cm: 32 stitches x 42 rows
  • WPI: 28
  • Needles: 2.5mm (according to individual tension)
  • Delivery: hand-rewound and labeled cake

It must be taken into account that the suffolk does not belong among the fine-wool breeds, so we recommend wearing a VZDUCH shawl next to your skin mainly for those who like more rustic wools.

But if you have sensitive skin, do not worry - VZDUCH is great as a base for knitting double and combining with other yarns, especially with mohair.

Breedspecific wool - suffolk

Suffolk is originally an English breed of sheep, from the lowlands (one of the so-called "down breeds"), world-wide spread and adaptable, already bred in Slovakia quite commonly. It belongs among the meat breeds, therefore its wool has long been overlooked as a by-product. This is a shame, of course, because this fiber (like everything) has its specific advantages.

The wool of the suffolk breed even belongs among those fibers that are not so easily felted. This can be an advantage in the maintenance of finished products, since there is much lower risk of felting during washing. If you would like to felt it, you can, but it will take a little longer than felting merino :-)

  • We write more about wool maintenance HERE.
  • We write more about the properties of sheep wool HERE.
  • We write more about the suffolk breed specific wool HERE.