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White Gum Wool

White Gum Wool-8ply

The 8-ply staple from White Gum Wool, this lovely soft wool is ethically farmed in Tasmania, Australia. With its sustainable production process, certified by NewMerino, White Gum Wool is an example of some of Australia's best superfine wool. At 17 microns it's wonderfully soft on the skin and an absolute joy to work with.

Dyed in a colour range inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Tasmanian Midlands, this yarn feels good on the skin while doing good for our world. From a farm that uses no chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilisers, the quality feel and handle of this yarn is a product of White Gum Wool's three pillars of commitment: excellence of nutrition, land conservation and animal welfare.

As an anti-discrimination business focused on inclusivity and diversity, the story of White Gum Wool is close to our hearts at Calico and Ivy. We are proud to be the only Perth stockist of this authentically Australian yarn.

The Calico and Ivy team love this 8ply yarn for the Oatlands Beanie, designed by Perth's own Alice McCarney of Boris and Stasha, from the White Gum Wool Wrapped Collection. 

Yarn specs

Composition: 100% Tasmanian Merino Wool

Weight: 8 ply / DK weight

Length: 236 metres per 100 m ball

Needle size:  4 mm knitting needles. 3.5 mm crochet hook

Gauge: Completed on 4 mm needles: 22 st x 30 rows for a 10 cm x 10 cm square.

Care:  Hand wash in cold water.  Lay flat to dry.