Stone Wool created an all-seasons DK weight yarn showcasing the beauty of natural wool. We worked with upstate New York-based Battenkill Fibers mill to spin lustrous Romney with soft Merino wool, raised in the American West, into a worsted 2-ply DK weight.
Stone Wool envisioned a perfect neutral palette using only the natural tones from the fleeces themselves. The lightest shade, Quartz 01, is a creamy ivory, subtly flecked with black fiber for added interest and texture. Quartz 02 was spun from a beautiful variety of silver and brown fleeces, creating a heather yarn with subdued warmth and slight varigation.
This Romney and Merino yarn is versatile in its application. The long staple length of Romney wool creates a slight drape to finished knits, balanced by springy soft Merino, making it a wonderful yarn for open summery cardigans, flowing shawls, and hearty pullovers. Feel free to experiment with large needles well beyond the standard range for DK weight yarn.
Yardage: Approx. 250 yds [228 m] / 100g skein
Gauge: 6 sts per inch on size US 5 needle
5 sts per inch on US 7 needle
Wool: 40% Romney: hand-selected farms in the Hudson Valley of New York; 60% Merino: American West
Spinning: Upstate New York
*For Quartz 02 colorway, we recommend alternating skeins. Because a combination of natural colored fleeces were used to make this yarn, skeins have slight variegation.
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