Skein #6 Wool Fine Worsted Yarn

232.5 m 28 g 8300 m/kg
15.5 w/cm 39 w/in
Size Determination: Fine

Merino fleece

Reason for choice of this sample
This Australian Merino is soft and has a good staple length for a fine fleece. The mixed shades blend to a medium gray.

Australian Originals — Portland, Oregon

Preparation for spinning
Scoured and sorted for color and length, flicked and combed. I included a little darker wool with each batch so it was not all one shade.

Equipment used
Dog brush, two row combs, flyer spinning wheel

Type of spinning
Short backward draft

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Wet blocked

Suggested uses
Warp for garment fabrics, combine with a lower twist weft for a warmer fabric or as both warp and weft for suiting. The color is appropriate for traditional menswear. In a two-ply, it would be suited to soft but still durable knitted lace. The fine fiber can be worn next to the skin.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 51
Examiner 2: 51

Both liked this yarn, although both noted a few spots of variable size. Examiner 2 particularly liked the color blending. This is one of my favorite yarns, I like combing, fine yarn and Merino. My friend the fine fabric weaver adores this one.