Mythral is Stansborough’s first custom-spun yarn especially for the hand-knitting market. 100% Stansborough Grey wool, the yarn is 8 ply, or DK weight. Also used to create many of the accessories for some of the Hobbit Characters.
Stansborough Grey is a breed of sheep specifically developed by the Eldridges for the production of wool fabric. The wool has also proven suitable for use as hand-knitting yarn, and development into this area is now proceeding.
Grown, processed and spun entirely in New Zealand, the wool is not bleached and retains its natural blue grey colouring. In addition to the natural grey, the yarn is initially presented in four over dyed colours – red, pink, green and blue. The dyes are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. This does not impact the yarn’s colourfastness.
The fleece possesses a long staple and fine crimp, creating a yarn with a lot of drape and movement. The yarn is woollen spun and pilling is minimal. Mythral is suitable for felting, knitting and crochet. Its 3 ply construction makes it suitable for all types of projects, from hats and sweaters to blankets and felted bags.
For more information on the wool itself, see “Our Story” . Purchase more than 5 balls and receive a free Scarf Pattern designs exclusively for this special knit yarn, then go on line and see several other options or create your own stunning design.
Weight: 8 ply, DK
Presentation: 50g balls
Tension: 22s x 30r
Needle size: 3.25mm – 4mm
Washing instructions: Hand wash
Construction: Woollen spun, 3 ply
Content: 100% Stansborough Grey wool
Colours: We are currenly OUT OF STOCK on all knitting yarn until further notice.