Gems Worsted - Yarn by Louet Sales

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Gems Worsted:
SKU: 80W-2784 Clementine
Gems 100% merino is a dream sweater yarn! Machine wash & dry. It is a true worsted-spun yarn with a tight twist to minimize pilling while maintaining a high elasticity. This combination allows for excellent stitch definition, making cable designs truly come to life. Why worsted spun? When a yarn is worsted spun, all of the fibers are aligned, and lay together nicely. It means that the yarn has a fabulous stitch definition, and is also ‘prickle-proof’. Some customers pick up Gems and feel how soft it is… and don’t believe it’s really wool! It is! It’s a 22 micron, 100% merino made from South African wool from non-mulesed sheep. The minimum staple length for the merino used in Gems is 90mm (3.6″ long), which is VERY long for a merino (known for it’s short staple lengths!). The short staple lengths that many other yarns feature means that merino has developed a reputation for pilling… that’s because the short fibers easily work their way out of the twist and create a ‘pill’. Not Gems. While every yarn *can* pill, ours is pill-resistant, a much harder-wearing yarn than any other Merino yarn on the market. The fingering-weight is a favorite yarn base among indie-dyers. Gems is custom-spun for Louet North America in South Africa from non-mulesed sheep. Pressure-dyed for consistent color that is spectacular for crisp colorwork patterns. 100% merino Pill-resistant and hard-wearing Prickle-proof and scrumptiously soft Machine wash & dry Amazing stitch definition 100 gram skeins. 175 yd/skein Recommended Needle Size: US 7-9 (5-6mm) Recommended Gauge: 4.5-5.5 sts/inch (18-22sts per 4 inch/10cm)