Mackenzie Yarn 4ply- Ashfords
4 Ply 100% Merino Yarn
100g ball (357m/390yds).
2.75 - 3.25mm (2 - 3US) needles.
Ashford Mackenzie is 100% pure New Zealand, with the merino wool grown on sheep farms around New Zealand and yarn spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay. It is a machine washable soft yarn, perfect for knitting and weaving. Excellent value - knit a matinee jacket, hat and booties from 1 x 100gm ball. Available in solid and random colourways.
Tension: 10 x 10cm (4 x 4ins) = 24 - 28sts, 36 rows.
100% Pure New Zealand Merino Wool
The yarn is named after the Mackenzie Basin, near Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, where the Merino sheep thrive in the dry conditions and high altitude. The Basin was named in the 1850s after James MacKenzie a Scottish shepherd who with his faithful collie dog, Friday, herded stolen sheep into this empty and isolated basin.
A bronze memorial to working collie dogs, such as Friday, stands on the shores of Lake Tekapo near the Church of the Good Shepherd.