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Material: 100% High Atlas Wool Yardage: Approx. 52 yards
Weight: 100 grams
Knitting Gauge = Stockinette Stitch with US 11 (8mm) needles:
9 stitches / 14 rows in 4 inches
Care: Hand Wash; Color Fast to 120•F
High Atlas Bulky 2-ply is a slightly thicker and stronger version of our High Atlas Bulky Singles yarn. Like our Bulky Singles, it is also used to make pile rugs. It is a bulky 2-ply yarn with moderate twist.
Our High Atlas Bulky 2-ply has a soft, rustic feel and could also work very well for chunky knitted outerwear garments worn over a shirt or accessories like bags and baskets. It is featured in our free Atlas Basket Bag and Kasbah des Oudaias Market Tote knitting patterns.
The wool for High Atlas Bulky 2-ply comes from sheep indigenous to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. These breeds do not exist anywhere else outside of the High Atlas, as they are uniquely adapted to the harsh mountain climate. The sheep roam freely during the day, so you may find traces of vegetal matter in the yarn.
Weavers of The Anou Cooperative community living in the High Atlas process and spin the wool for our High Atlas line. They use carders and long wooden spindles that are supported on the ground as they spin. The yarn is made from a woolen preparation and spun with a woolen draft. First, singles are made and then 2 of them are plied together on the spindle, so it takes more time to prepare this yarn. After spinning, it is washed, resulting in a yarn with a felt-like texture that is soft to the touch. Because this is a hand spun yarn, variations may occur.
Our High Atlas Bulky 2-ply yarn base is 100% natural with no chemicals or bleach used in its making. In order to safeguard the health of Anou artisans, our customers, and the environment, only people and planet-friendly products are used to dye this yarn.
This yarn is available for wholesale. Please contact us here.