100% Pure New Zealand Merino Wool
Ashford is proud to have its very own Mackenzie yarn. It is 100% pure New Zealand with the wool grown on high country sheep farms around New Zealand and the yarn spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay. It is a soft 4 ply machine washable yarn perfect for knitting and weaving.
The yarn is named after the Mackenzie Basin, near Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, where the Merino sheep thrive in the dry conditions and high altitude. The Basin was named in the 1850s after James MacKenzie a Scottish shepherd who with his faithful collie dog, Friday, herded stolen sheep into this empty and isolated basin.
A bronze memorial to working collie dogs, such as Friday, stands on the shores of Lake Tekapo near the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Excellent value - knit a matinee jacket, hat and booties from 1 x 100gm ball.
weight/type 4 ply/fingering
composition 100% new zealand merino
unit weight 100gm ball at nett standard condition
length per unit 357m/390yds
wraps per inch 14
needle size 2.75 - 3.25mm (2 - 3us)
weaving sett 10-14
tension 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") = 26 - 28sts, 36 rows
Some items are only available by purchase order and will be stated by an option to select. These items are not held on hand and are ordered for you from the supplier, then sent to you when it arrives. est turn around time for this option is 5 - 30 days, if the ETA is more than 10 working days you will be contacted.
Yarn purchase orders have a minimum ball purchase amount The number of balls will be stated on the product option
NOTE: We do try our best to have stock levels up to date in our store an on the website, however we do not have an automatic stocktake level on our website, if the quantity you would like of the item is not on hand in store, you will be contacted immediately with details of stock we do have on hand and ETA for items shipped in from the supplier. You will be able to cancel your order for the item if our options do not suit your needs.