West Wool is an exciting, new yarn developed by Malia & Stephen, owners of Stephen & Penelope and Westknits.
West Wool comes in a fingering weight (Bicycle) and a DK weight (Tandem) in a palette of 32 colors each, as well as a lace mohair (Glowhair) in 12 colors.
Both wool yarn weights are created with the same unique blend of Falkland Merino and Texel. By blending the 32+ micron Texel with Merino, we’ve created a blend with exceeding loft and character. Thicker fibres like those in Texel wool don’t compress easily, creating more space in the spun yarn which means more air can get in. More air means more warmth, and taking full advantage of one of the best properties of wool. Blending the Merino with a more robust yarn that has a bit more bite to it also means this yarn will be more suitable for cables and colourwork like Fair Isle, mosaic, and brioche knitting - while still remaining soft to the touch.
Glowhair is a mohair and silk blend that is soft, fluffy, and silky all at once. The higher content of silk in this yarn gives it a really lovely drape. Mohair combines really well with another yarn, and is a perfect pair with Bicycle or Tandem.