Start the New Year with Lambspun Hand-dyed Prism Yarns in a palette of colors inspired by Colorado’s unique landscapes. Each skein of yarn is characteristically variegated, adding to its special nature and charm. The fiber content of 50% silk/50% finest Merino Wool assures that your woven, knit or crocheted fabrics and garments will have a gorgeous sheen and drape and irresistible softness. Choose the colors for your next project by clicking on Lambspun yarn in Our Store. You won’t be able to resist this new Palette of Prism Yarn Colors!
Did you know? Merino sheep are one of the most historically relevant and economically influential breeds of sheep, originating around the 12th century in Extremadura, a province in southwestern Spain. This breed of sheep and its wool played a critical role in the development of 15th and 16th century Spain, which held a monopoly on its trade. Until the 18th century, export of Merino sheep from Spain was a crime punishable by death. Modern versions of the Merino breed were developed in New Zealand and Australia. Merino sheep were introduced into the United States in Vermont in 1802.
Modern Merino sheep cannot survive well without regular shearing. They must be shorn at least once a year because their wool does not stop growing. If they are not shorn regularly, the overabundance of wool can cause heat stress, mobility problems, and even blindness.
Merino wool is fine and soft. Unlike traditional wool, the fibers are smooth and non-irritating, creating fabrics that are comfortable to wear against the skin, extremely warm and odor-free.
[This information was adapted from the article Merino on Wikipedia.}
Notes on Lambspun Hand-dyed yarns:
We spin our hand-dyed prism yarn from Merino Wool combined with silk to provide warmth and washability. Each skein contains approximately 675 yards. Please note that the amount of color variegation varies from skein to skein. It is possible to request more or less variegation.
Lambspun provides unique and spectacular yarns to help make each of your projects one-of-a-kind. Please note that dye lots will have variations in color due to hand-painting techniques. Be sure to purchase enough yarn to complete your project, as we cannot guarantee the availability of additional skeins of a single dye lot.
Our hand-dyed Rainbow Prism, with silk providing elegant drape and softness, and merino additional warmth is a perfect yarn for your next project. A perfect sport weight yarn, it is both versatile and elegant. It’s great for knitting, crochet, the warp or weft of weaving, and much more.
Register for a lace or weaving class to get learn some great skills that’ll elevate this amazing and vibrant yarn.
Information about this yarn:
Content: 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk
Guage: 5-6 stitches/inch on US 6 needles
Care Instructions: Hand wash in luke-warm water with mild detergent, do not agitate, lay flat to dry.