New Zealand superwash Polwarth wool DK, random dyed



You might now have heard of the Polwarth sheep, but the breed has been around since the 1880s when it was bred to produce high quality wool for grazing in areas that the less-hardy Merino sheep could not thrive in. Descendants of the breeder still farm Polwarth in South West Australia wool today, and it’s also found in New Zealand and Falkland Islands.

The wool has a silky but crisp character, that gives great stitch definition and makes cables really pop! It feels soft and smooth against the skin and it’s a great alternative to Merino, with dare we say it, a little more bounce.

This one-off skein is random dyed in shades of blue, green and plum.

  • 100% superwash Polwarth wool
  • Milled in Bradford, UK
  • 100g, 225 meters (262 yards)
  • DK weight
  • 4mm needle, 22 stitches/30 rows over 10cm (4 inches)
  • Machine washable on wool cycle up to 40°