Unlike conventional superwashing processes where scales are burned off of the wool fiber with acid, O-Wash uses a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic compound to create washability. This compound holds the wool fibers in place during washing and drying, preventing them from interlocking during agitation which is what causes shrinkage and felting. This yarn is dyed "tonally". Think of this more like a hand-dyed yarn - alternate skeins while knitting.
Content: 100% machine-washable certified organic merino
Yardage: 304 yards / 278m per 100 g / 3.5 oz
Gauge: 26 sts / 4 in (10cm) on 3 - 4 US / 3.25 - 3.5mm
Care: Machine wash in cold water. Machine dry on low heat.