Great Southern Yarn Elizabeth Macarthur Merino Single Spun Fingering weight yarn is made from 100% Australian SRS (soft rolling skin) merino wool. SRS merino sheep have softer, thinner skin and shorter tails than regular merinos, which means that mulesing and tail docking are not necessary in this breed. A further benefit is that the sheep are easier to shear, and the wool is also very fine quality with long fibres that are beautifully crimped. All this reduces stress for the animals and reduces costs for farmers.

This plump, squishy single ply yarn will work beautifully into the softest of shawls and other accessories.

  • 100% SRS single ply merino wool
  • 4ply / fingering weight 
  • 410m / 448yd per 100g skein
  • Gauge: 28 stitches per 10cm
  • Needle size: 3.25mm / US 3 / UK 10
  • Hook size: 3mm-4.5 mm US D/3 UK 7
  • Care: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry.

Great Southern Yarn can be dyed to order in any of these colours and in any quantity. It takes around two weeks to be dyed and sent to us. Payment upfront is required. If we don't have enough stock of the colour you want and you would like to find out more about this dye-to-order service, please email or call us on 02 9554 7444.

Pure Australian wool
The wool used by Great Southern Yarn is single-origin sourced from Mount Bodangora Merino, a sixth-generation merino stud committed to an ethical and sustainable approach to animal welfare. All the sheep from this farm are non-mulesed. Mount Bodangora is part of the ‘SustainaWOOL’ integrity scheme, an accreditation program run by Italian woollen mills to ensure a high standard of care for the sheep and their environment. Mount Bodangora run a mob of sheep especially for Great Southern Yarn to supply them a longer length fleece of around 100mm or four inches to create the best of yarns.

Great Southern Yarn skeins come in an extensive range of natural and hand-dyed colours. The Art Range is inspired by Australian female artists and their paintings, and the Snowy Mountains Series represents a colour range in a cooler palette inspired by the Snowy Mountains region in south-east Australia. Both ranges include painterly variegated, and subtle tonal colourways.

Patterns shown have been designed for this beautiful Single Spun Merino - Brindabella Shawl by Mary Lou Egan (striped, knitted) and Flight of Fancy by Jenny Whiting (green, crocheted).

SKU GSY-SS4
Length 410m
Weight 100g
Brand Great Southern Yarn
Shipping Dimensions W0.080m H0.080m L0.250m
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Cubic 0.001600000m3

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