American Dream Worsted: Aspen
Aspen is a vivid yellow-green with touches of olive. It's hand-dyed on American Dream Worsted, a 3-ply light worsted yarn produced from 100% Targhee that's grown, processed, and spun entirely in the USA. Beautifully light, soft, bouncy, and cozy, this yarn is wonderful for garments and accessories.
Targhee is a truly American breed of sheep, with its origins in Idaho and Montana in the 1920s as breeders began crossing Rambouillet rams with Rambouillet/Lincoln/Corriedale ewes, seeking to create sheep that would have both fine wool and higher lamb production. Targhee wool marries the plush softness of Rambouillet with the longer length and greater durability of its longwool roots.
Each skein is 3.5 oz (100 g) and measures approximately 245 yards. Suggested needle size: US 6-7. Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry.