Targhee wool is a knitter's dream and, we think, under-appreciated! It’s lofty, bouncy, and durable! It might not be buttery soft like a very fine merino, but it's still soft enough to wear next to the skin for most folks, and in exchange you get vastly more durability than with an ultra fine fiber. The elasticity that Targhee brings to the table make its softness less slippery and more like a cloud...
Now, imagine taking this elastic fiber and spinning it into a cable-plied, fingering weight yarn. The result is what Blue Moon's owner and founder Tina Newton describes by saying, "I have to say I have not been as excited about a yarn since we made Socks that Rock. There’s just something about this super stretchy wonder of a yarn that makes me so happy. It feels as good to knit as it does to wear. I think the possibilities with our super-bounce, fun-fun-fun, Tigger Targhee are endless, just endless."
Perhaps best of all, this yarn is not subjected to the environmentally toxic super wash process. Its natural elasticity and crimp make it resistent to felting without additional treatments and chemicals. Blue Moon tested this by hand knitting socks and then washing and drying them in a dryer (yikes!) - and they faired well. We do not recommend this! But it does mean that your Tigger Targhee socks will wear beautifully and easily survive an accidental trip throught the washer. And with all that stretch, they are super cozy.
All in all this could be our and your new favorite sock yarn. Plus, it is 100% Domestic Ranched & Milled to support US farmers. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Fiber: 100% Domestic Ranched & Milled Targhee Wool
Gauge: 32-40 sts = 4" / 10 cm for socks, and 24-32 sts = 4" / 10 cm for garments
Needles: US 0-4 / 2.0-3.5 mm
Put up: 4 oz / 113 g hank
Length: 405 yards / 370 meters
Care: We always recommend hand washing your hand knits! So, hand wash and lay flat to dry.
Please note that like all Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn, this is dyed by hand and will vary from skein to skein and batch to batch. Your skein will differ from the one pictured. Please buy enough for your entire project all at once. To achieve the most even-possible color distribution, consider alternating skeins while working your project.