Made in County Donegal, Purl Soho’s Hedgerow joins that region's famous tradition of wonderfully nubby tweeds. Yarn spinning has centuries-old roots in the area, and Hedgerow comes from one of the county's last producers of Donegal tweed yarns. With its small bits (or "burrs") of fiber that polka-dot the yarn, every stitch of Hedgerow is a surprise! Hedgerow is 93% merino wool, 3.5% cashmere, and 3.5% mulberry silk. This mix makes for a softer hand feel than strictly traditional Irish wool, while still celebrating the aesthetic and integrity of Donegal tweeds. Nice and toothy, Hedgerow knits into a sturdy fabric, full of fascinating colorplay and rugged beauty. It is a worsted-weight yarn made of two loosely spun plies and is available in 100-gram, 243-yard skeins. Explore our palette of seventeen super inspiring colors, each with its own story to tell, from the quiet song of House Wren to festive Fuchsia Rose!
Hedgerow's merino wool meets the International Wool Textile Organization's standards on Wool Sheep Welfare. It is 80% sourced from Australia and the rest comes from New Zealand, South Africa, and Europe. The mill in Ireland avidly modernizes their equipment for more energy efficiency and also has its own waste water treatment plant that is monitored to comply with the local Environmental Protection Agency. All the chemicals and dyes used meet the Restricted Substance List standard, and they also send their wool waste to be recycled. We love this mill!
Please Note: Saturated colors may cross-stain during blocking, so if you're knitting them with lighter colors, we recommend testing a swatch first. If there's bleeding, consider fixing the dye before you begin. Click here for our tutorial on re-fixing dye!
93% merino, 3.5% cashmere, 3.5% mulberry silk
100 grams (3.5 ounces)
243 yards (222.2 meters)
4.75-5.25 stitches per inch, worsted weight
US 6 or 7 (4-4.5 mm)
US F or G (4-4.5 mm)
Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry
Made in Ireland