100% pure New Zealand wool, grown, prepared and spun in New Zealand
Ashford is proud of its very own Tekapo Yarn. It is 100% pure New Zealand, with the wool grown on sheep farms around New Zealand and yarn spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay. This semi worsted yarn is a blend of corriedale and perendale especially designed for softness and strength. It is lofty and bulky and ideal for knitting, weaving and knit/felt garments, accessories and projects.
The yarn is named after the beautiful Lake Tekapo, just 90 minutes south-west of Ashburton. The lake, ringed by snow capped Southern Alps and glaciers is famous for its bright turquoise colour caused by its suspended glacial dust. In 1857 one of the first sheep stations in the New Zealand was established on its shore.
weight/type 12 ply/bulky
composition 100% new zealand wool
unit weight 100gm ball at nett standard condition
length per unit 134m/146yds
wraps per inch 8
needle size 5 - 5.5mm (8 - 9us)
weaving sett 4-8
tension 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") = 17 - 18sts, 22 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.