- 450 yards | 21.5 microns | approx. 50 grams
- Lace weight
- 100% Wyoming-grown Rambouillet wool
- Skein Dyed and worsted-spun in Maine.
- Used for lacework, Vale gauge is project-dependent.
Vale is a springy 2-ply laceweight yarn made from American Rambouillet wool. This naturally soft and bouncy fleece is worsted spun for a durable, elastic yarn with an even thickness and twist, suitable for whisper-light accessories and heirloom-quality lace projects.
About the Yarn:
Vale is the laceweight member of Brooklyn Tweed’s all-American, breed-specific core line. This yarn begins on the Wyoming plains with 100% Rambouillet fleece, grown by sheep that trace their lineage to medieval France, where this offshoot of the merino was prized as the king of breeds. Rambouillet is even loftier and bouncier than merino, and it is worsted-spun for a soft, springy, durable two-ply yarn that yields ethereal accessories.
Vale is skein-dyed in 14 sophisticated shades, sharing a few touchstone colors with our Arbor and Peerie yarns. It's a polished yarn with an even weight and twist, suitable for heirloom-quality lace projects.
Please note that the color settings on your monitor may not display yarn colors accurately. Shade cards are available for purchase, directly from Brooklyn Tweed, with free shipping within the USA.
About Rambouillet Wool:
Rambouillet sheep produce a finewool that is as soft as its Merino first cousins’, but trades luster for an extra sprinkling of warmth and resilience. Rambouillet fiber is also loftier and bouncier than Merino, and we prepare and spin it worsted for Vale, a soft and springy yarn that yields delicate, feather-light accessories.
We recommend alternating skeins while knitting to distribute the color evenly.
Fill a sink or basin with cold water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for several minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
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