Cestari wool is washed using a scouring process that keeps natural lanolin in the yarn and maintains the natural bounce and texture of the wool. The scouring process differs from the more contemporary carbonizing process because a carbonizing acid bath, done overseas, would burn out the vegetable matter, leaving the wool very clean but removing the lanolin and leaving the wool with less bounce and changing the original texture. Sometimes specks of easily removable hay or straw remain in Cestari wool; owner Francis Chester likes to say that if you put his yarn to your ears, you can almost hear the sounds of life within it.
Made in Virginia, USA
Fiber Content: 100% Fine Merino Wool
Yardage: 178 yds / 155.4 m
Weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g
4 sts = 1" (2.5cm)