Millpost Merino superfine yarn comes from the wool grown by our flock of Saxon Poll Merino sheep. Our family has grazed sheep at Millpost, on the NSW Southern Tablelands, since 1922.
David and Judith were early adopters of Permaculture principles and methods. When they first moved to Millpost, it was like most sheep farms in Australia, cleared and windswept. The landscape is now dominated by trees planted over the past few decades: 15 kilometres of windbreaks and woodlots that join remnant native vegetation to form wildlife corridors, while sheltering stock, wildlife and pasture from the desiccating summer winds and the winter gales straight off the Snowy Mountains. The trees also provide firewood for our hearth, timber for building, and fodder for the sheep during the extremes of our seasons.
NOTE: some shades are put up in 100g balls, these are $26/ball
Weight: Fingering / 4ply
Composition: 100% saxon merino
Size: 50g or 100g
Meterage: 171m or 342m
Gauge: 28 stitches over 10cm in stockinette
Care: Hand wash, dry flat