The yarn we offer is spun exclusively from our own sheep. The creamy white yarn may lighten when it is washed, but it has not been bleached. Green Mountain Spinnery in Putney Vermont processes our wool with only vegetable-based oils and soaps, rather than petroleum-based products. No chemicals are used to treat the wool so that the best qualities of the fiber are maintained.
Each 4 oz. skein is two-ply, light worsted yarn (approximately 900 feet or 300 yards). Four skeins will knit a medium-sized plain woman's sweater, with size 6 needles. More yarn is needed for elaborate, textured designs.