This unique product has characteristics closer to fine fibers like cashmere and baby yak than to wool, not at all scratchy. It is a pleasure to knit with as it is to wear, with excellent stitch definition.
Nomads shear the sheep by hand in the traditional way that has been used for centuries. The wool is collected following the natural life rhythms of the animals and the people who raise them. Like with their Baby Yak and Tibetan Cashmere, their aim is to give this thousand of years old nomadic lifestyle an opportunity to thrive and prosper in uncertain modern times. They seek to promote what the nomads have been producing since time immemorial while adding value by having the fiber spun and dyed in Biella, at the foothills of the Italian Alps, the cradle of most ancient and prestigious Italian textile excellence.
Content: 100% Wool
Weight: 100 g
Length: 328 yards
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch
Suggested Needles: US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm