Ashford Tekapo 3 Ply 100g
100% pure New Zealand wool, grown, prepared and spun in New Zealand
Ashford is proud of its very own Tekapo Yarn.
It is 100% pure New Zealand, with the wool grown on sheep farms around New Zealand and yarn spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay.
This semi worsted yarn is a blend of corriedale and perendale especially designed for softness and strength. It is lofty and bulky and ideal for knitting, weaving and knit/felt garments, accessories and projects.
The yarn is named after the beautiful Lake Tekapo, just 90 minutes south-west of Ashburton.
The lake, ringed by snow capped Southern Alps and glaciers is famous for its bright turquoise colour caused by its suspended glacial dust.
In 1857 one of the first sheep stations in the New Zealand was established on its shore.
It is similar in weight to a sock or 4 ply knitting yarn.
100% New Zealand Wool
3 Ply/Light Fingering Weight
454m/496yds per 100gm net per ball at standard condition
2.75 - 3.25mm (2 - 3US) needles
Tension: 10 x 10cm (4 x 4ins) = 30 - 32sts, 40 rows.
Sett Rigid Heddle Loom: Loose Plain Weave 10epi; Firm Plain Weave 12.5 epi
Sett Table/Floor Loom: Loose Plain Weave 10 epi, Firm Plain Weave 12 epi, Twill 16 epi