One (1) Skein of Ohio Grown Rare Breed American Jacob Wool Yarn DK

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Limited Quantity!

Here is your chance to enjoy beautiful USA-grown Jacob wool yarn!

Buy a skein for yourself -- or a friend! Shipment anticipated in March or April 2024. One hundred lucky crafters get to enjoy the pre-order-only low price of $20 per undyed skein.

Skeins will be a natural grey color that matches the grey in the picture. The white DK skein is not for sale, but it is shown to give you an idea of the size your yarn will be, a typical 100g skein of DK weight yarn.

This lofty skein of soft Jacob yarn will knit or crochet into a warm hat, scarf or cowl. You should be able to make a pair of mitts with it, too! Because this wool is non-superwashed, it will also felt into whatever project you like, such as bags, purses, or slippers. 

Shave'em to Save'Em

If you are a Livestock Conservancy member and need a sticker for your rare breed Shave'em to Save'em (SE2SE) passport, let me know in a direct message so I can be sure to include it in your shipment.

Super Fine Fingering: 435 yards, 4-ply, 100% NON-superwash Merino

Super Fine Sock: 435 yards, 4-ply, tight spin, 100% Superwash BFL

Light DK: 230 yards, 4-ply, 100% Superwash Merino

Medium Worsted: 218 yards, 4-ply, 100% Superwash Merino

Jumbo Bulky: 106 yards, 3-ply 100% Superwash Merino

Weight

Yarn is sold in 100g skeins/hanks unless otherwise noted. Yardage is an estimate not exact. Make sure you order enough for your project.

Yardage (Estimated)

Lace Mohair (50g): 459yds/419m

Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): 438yds/400m

Fine (Sport): 287yds/262m

Light (DK): 231yds/211m

Medium (Worsted): 218yds/199m

Medium (Aran): 181yds/165m

Bulky (Chunky): 109yds/99m

Gauge Swatch

Standard knitting needle and crochet hook sizes are mere suggestions. You will need to consider many factors to determine the actual size tool you'll need for a specific project. The way your hold your yarn, tension on the yarn, the complexity of your project, and more will figure into the size of your tool for a specific project.

We recommend that you first make a 6" to 8" square swatch in the item pattern using the recommended size tool by the designer. Then, wash and block the swatch and measure its gauge.

To measure the gauge of your swatch, choose a row in the middle of your swatch and lay a ruler or measuring tape on it. Count stitches across 4" of length, then divide by 4. This will give you the number of stitches per inch.

Likewise, measure the number of rows per inch using a ruler or measuring tape in the middle of the swatch for 4" vertical length. Count the rows inside that 4" and divide by 4. This will be your rows per inch.

If you have too many stitches or rows per inch, use a bigger tool and swatch again. If you have too few stitches or rows, use a smaller tool and swatch again. You may need to adjust how you hold the yarn to obtain a close gauge.

Swatching may seem time-consuming but it's more time consuming and frustrating to spend hours working on a project only to have it end up too small or too large for your needs.

Suggested Tool Sizes

Knitting Needles

Lace: 000–1 (US) 1.5–2.25mm (metric)

Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): 1 - 3 (US) or 2.25 - 3.25mm (metric)

Fine (Sport): 3 - 5 (US) or 3.25 - 3.75mm (metric)

Light (DK): 5 - 7 (US) or 3.75 - 4.5mm (metric)

Medium (Worsted, Aran): 7 - 9 (US) or 4.5 - 5.5mm (metric)

Chunky/Bulky: 9 - 11 (US) or 5.5 - 8mm (metric)

Crochet Hooks

Lace:

Steel: 6, 7, 8 (US) or 1.6–1.4mm (metric)
Regular hook: B1 or 2.25 mm (metric)

Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): B1 - E4 (US) or 2.25 - 3.5mm (metric)

Fine (Sport): E4 - 7 (US) or 3.5 - 4.5mm (metric)

Light (DK): 7 - I9 (US) or 4.5 - 5.5mm (metric)

Medium (Worsted, Aran): 7 - I9 (US) or 5.5 - 6.5mm (metric)

Chunky/Bulky: K10.5 - M13 (US) or 6.5 - 9mm (metric)

Care Instructions for Woolens

Handwash gently all your wool items in only cold water with a mild wool wash, do not agitate or wring, just squeeze gently.

Then, lay the item flat on a towel and roll it up, then press to remove excess water (stepping on it is acceptable!)

Unroll the towel and remove the item, dry flat out of direct sun, and block it, if necessary.

If you happen to have a laundry spinner, these are fantastic for getting water out of your hand-washed items, which means drying time is faster.

Got a stain on your woolens?

Check out this guide for removing it.