4 oz. skein Maine Island Yarn, 100% wool from Maine island sheep
We are pleased to offer a limited quantity of yarn from some of the most precious fiber in the world -- 100% Maine Island Wool. Spun at a 170-year old traditional Maine spinning mill, this wool has a distinctive appearance, more loft, and a softer twist compared to the more common yarns.
Island sheep have always produced an exceptional yarn -- their wool is thick and strong and full of lanolin. It spins up into a strong, supple yarn with a lustrous quality that is as pleasing to the eye as the texture is to the hand. A soft cream in color, this 3-ply Fisherman weight yarn knits up more like a 4-ply knitting worsted. It is available in 4 oz. skeins, 145 yards to the skein.
Where once there were sheep on hundreds of Maine islands, now the number of flocks is down to a handful, making this yarn even more dear. It is limited in quantity, so please be sure to order plenty to finish your project.
Sample available, please send a self-addressed, stamped, business size envelope.