Anahera is 100% virgin wool from New Zealand. The wool is soft to the touch yet strong and resilient to minimize breaking and fraying during stitching. It offers excellent coverage for truly lasting beauty. It is especially great for upholstery and rugs, or anything that might require durability. It is spun to match the sizing of one ply of the traditional Persian yarn, but is stronger, softer and more durable.
This wool comes in 45 yard skeins (see note below regarding sizing) for needlepoint projects, or 3 oz. hank of continuous strand, 450 Yards, suitable for knitting/crochet or large background areas. All colors are in stock in skeins, and most colors are in stock for the more economical hanks.
Suggested Ply Count: * 1 Ply - 18 & 16 count mesh * 2 ply - 14 & 13 count mesh, may work with 16 and 12 count depending on tension and stitch pattern * 3 ply - 12 and 10 count mesh
IMPORTANT NOTE ON YARN SIZE: This wool is only 1-ply, unlike the regular Persian Wool which are 3 strands loosely twisted together. While this set up makes it possible to knit or crochet with this yarn, it does make buying for Needlepoint a little confusing. If your pattern lists it as Persian Yarn by length, you need 3 times of the length in Anahera. If your pattern measures the wool quantity by weight, you would buy the same weight as a regular Persian wool.
This shipped promptly. The colors were fine. I was disappointed because I was under the impression that “Persian” needlepoint yarn was 3 ply. The “Persian” yarn from other manufacturers is 3 ply. This is 2 ply yarn. The plys are somewhat thicker than the plys in the 3 ply yarn. It is not as flexible in permitting the requisite plys for a given stitch or situation.
Mar 15, 2016 by Katherine Keller
This shipped promptly. The colors were fine. I was disappointed in that I was under the impression that Persion needlepoint yarn was 3 ply. From other manufacturers it is. This was 2 ply yarn. The plys are somewhat thicker than the plys in the 3 ply yarn. It is not as flexible in permitting the requisite plys for a give stitch or situation.
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