The third of four yarns spun out of a single, 676-pound bale of superfine Saxon Merino from upstate New York as part of The Great White Bale narrative yarn adventure that became the book Vanishing Fleece.
Note that we added approximately 20% silk to the mix at the beginning of combing and carding, and lost some 40% total fiber weight during those processes. I’ve estimated the final silk content at 30%, but please know this is approximate. Likewise, you can go up several more needle sizes than specified here if you want a nice loose lace motif.
Swatching notes: I don’t really have too many this time around. Lot 3 is a yarn that knits itself. But I would say don’t be afraid of patterns that incorporate garter-stitch, because the underlying yarn construction renders garter in a gorgeous, spongy three-dimensional way that begs for squeezing.