Tekapo 3 ply Yarn

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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 New Zealand was established on its shore.

3 Ply, 454m/496yds, 100gm net per ball at the standard condition, 2.75 - 3.25mm (2 - 3US) needles. Tension: 10 x 10cm (4 x 4ins) = 30 - 32sts, 40 rows.

Now available in Natural White Yarns on a 1kg (2.2lbs) cone, perfect for Indie Dyers, Weavers and Machine Knitters. The perfect partner to the Ashford Wool Dyes



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  • Is it possible to buy a 5 pack of different colours for either the 3 ply or 8 ply yarn?

    This is a great idea, at the moment we only sell the balls of yarn in a pack of 5 of the same colours. I really like this option that you have suggested - we are about to add this for our cotton range and I will considering doing this for our yarns too.
    Are there 5 colours that you could reccomend as a starting point? I look forward to working on making this available soon. Thanks - Regards Rewa, Aunt Jenny


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