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Cestari Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon was the shop's first foray into Cestari Yarns. I originally bought it for the novelty of having a really truly local wool. It's Targhee fine merino, Targhee, to be precise, from sheep raised right next door in Virginia. It's woolen spun the old fashioned way making it light and lofty. While it's labeled Worsted, a quick swatched showed that this yarn was happiest knit at a chunky gauge. It's perfect on a US size 11 (8mm) needle

Mt Vernon is cleaned and scoured without the use of harsh chemicals, so it retains the earthy beauty of the original fleece without any stickiness. In the skein, Mt. Vernon, is not the silkiest yarn in the store, but with a little bath, it softens and blooms into a gorgeous fabric that is soft enough for next to the skin wear, and sturdy enough for a jacket.

Machine wash cold gentle, or hand wash. Dry flat. Do not dryclean - you want to retain the natural lanolin in the wool

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Made in America

FIBER CONTENT

100% American Targhee-Columbia Fine Merino

YARDAGE

178 yds /155 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g

WEIGHT

Bulky

GAUGE

12 sts = 4" on US Size 11 /8.0 mm

 

Color
Wheat
Zinnia
Peony Pink
Mt. Laurel
Dahlia Red
Douglas Fir
Sea Holly
Sage
Babies Breath
Silver Birch
Pussy Willow
Black Locust
Black Rose
Golden Rod
Dusty Orchid
Iron Weed
Moss
Spruce Blue
Blue Pansy
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