This listing is for one skein of Polwarth Silk DK in the colorway I Need More Cowbell. If you are new to polwarth wool, keep reading. It's my favorite wool and I explain why below.
85/15 non-superwash polwarth wool and silk
330 yds per skein
You will need to wash your gauge swatch with this wool because it blooms in the process. My gauge swatch loses about half a stitch when I wash and dry mine.
Polwarth is my favorite wool! It's a cross between a lincoln and merino sheep, which produces a longer staple fiber (this means it's more resistant to pilling than merino is) that has lots of memory. The silk is added for just a tiny bit of drape but not so much that your sweater becomes a tunic after wearing it once.
If this is going to a non-crafting friend tell them to hand wash in cool water using a wool soap such as Allure Fiber Wash. Lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight.
Each skein is hand dyed by me in batches of three in my home kitchen just outside of Boston, Massachusetts in beautiful New England. I use professional wash fast dyes and set the color using citric acid, then once your yarn is cooled I wash it in Allure Fiber Wash and let it air dry. It is not unusual to have your finished item bleed a wee bit the first time you wash it; this doesn't mean your colorway wasn't properly set. My colorways are very saturated and sometimes some excess dye particles remain after I have washed and rinsed the yarn.
I do have a dog but she doesn't shed. She's not allowed near the yarn. Neither of us smoke.