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Briggs and Little Woolen Mills, Ltd. - Heritage

Fiber Content Skein Size Yards/Meters per Skein
100% pure wool 4 ounces/113 grams 215 yard/196 meters
Yarn Weight Needle Size Stitch Gauge Row Gauge
Heavy Worsted US size 8/5mm 17 sts = 4 inch/10cm none given

 Margot L. Hayes 3.25mm 12 sts = 2 inches 16 rows = 2 inches
This yarn knitted up beautifully.  I have called it 'other' because I have heard it described as a "heavy" worsted, whatever that may be.  The yarn has the occasional bit of chaff, but nothing major. At the above mentioned tension, for a heavy sock, it forms a dense cushiony fabric that washes and dries very well.  It comes in a great range of colours and works well with Tuffy (an 80% wool and 20% nylon blend also by B&L) for the heels and toes of socks.  Even the straight wool wears well.  I don't know if this is of interest but Briggs & Little will mail a shade card to anyone who is interested and does a roaring mail-order business with basically return mail service.  No, I do not work for them...I am too busy knitting with their wool.  I hope this is not a problem; I would like to submit another review of this same yarn.  It also works up very well in a whole other tension...for socks naturally!