White Gum Wool has revised its sock yarn and the new improved version is a 30/70 blend of tussah silk and WGW superfine merino and a new spin. It’s a 4 ply, spun from 4 singles in two pairs, in its new “twist-on-twist” style to improve wearability.The different dye responses of the two fibres result in a subtle heathered look. With the release of this new yarn the colour palette is different to the older nylon reinforced yarn.
The White Gum Story is amazing, when you buy White Gum Wool, you are making a choice that honours the landscape, animals and people who make it possible.
White Gum Wool sheep have never been mulesed, and now they also wag their (undocked) tails behind them.
White Gum Wool is a fine wool that is within the superfine merino range at 17-micron, “Saxon” merino wool. This is the calibre of wool used in the finest of Italian men’s suiting, and gives an amazing softness and handle to the yarn.
It is only very recently that knitting yarn made from these beautifully soft superfine fibres have become available. White Gum Wool is one of the first, and one of the finest. Want to know more then read our White Gum Wool Blog