Here is a 6-ply yarn with great stitch definition. Wonderful for quick projects with ribs or cables or lace design. Even though the label indicates using a larger size needle, we like the knitted fabric that results from using US size 8 or 9 needles. We prefer the tighter knit structure, especially for winter hats and scarves. Shepherds Shades would make nice thick mittens, too.
On the other hand, when knit on a US #10 1/2 needle, providing 4 stitches to the inch, this yarn is a quick knit and yet shows stitch definition beautifully.
When knitting the Babies & Bears Sweater, we suggest using US #9 or 10 needles with this yarn for a firmer knit fabric. Not sure what color to knit for a new baby? Try a neutral like Dove Gray that will complement the soft complexion of any baby. Or give baby a sunny yellow color like Maize or Sunshine to brighten baby’s world.
We carry over 30 colors (it’s hard to put a limit on this yarn’s color offerings!), but would be happy to special order for you if there is a color that we do not have. Please email (email@example.com) to place a special order.
Content: 100% wool, mothproofed
Recommended needle size: US #10 1/2, 4 stitches per inch
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch on US #10
Skein size: 131 yards (118 meters), 3.5 oz (100 gram), pull skein, 6 ply