Great Southern Yarn SRS Merino 4 Ply / Fingering weight yarn is made from 100% Australian single-origin sourced merino from Mount Bodangora Merino, a six-generation merino stud committed to an ethical and sustainable approach to animal welfare and non-mulesed. Mount Bodangora run a mob of sheep especially for Great Southern Yarn to supply us a longer length fleece of around 100mm or four inches to create the best of yarns.
It is a plump, squishy single ply yarn will work beautifully into the softest of shawls and other accessories.
100% SRS merino wool
Ply: 4ply / fingering weight Meterage: 400m / 437yd per Weight: 100g skein Tension: Gauge: 28 stitches per 10cm Needle: 3.25mm / US 3 / UK 10. Hooks: 3mm-4.5 mm US D/3 UK 7 Care: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry.
A bit more about the sheep and the wool SRS merino sheep have softer, thinner skin and shorter tails than regular merinos, they are fast growing with a high crimp that binds particularly well in the milling process and is renowned for its low itch feel. The SRS Merino sheep are smooth bodied, naturally resistant to fly strike and never need to be mulesed or have their tail docked. A further benefit is that the sheep are easier to shear, and the wool is also very fine quality with long fibres that are beautifully crimped. All this reduces stress for the animals and reduces costs for farmers.