Our Oibadrischel base is 62% wool/38% silk. The silk is spun from the shorter fibers left from the reeling process and combined with the wool from locally-raised Indian sheep. The fibers are cleaned and spun together to give a lovely loft and texture. This base is DK/Light Worsted Weight (3). Each 50g ball is approximately 125m and is best used on 3.75mm-5.5mm needles, or the size best suited to your project. The texture is bright and lustrous.
This yarn is perfect for everyday projects, including shawls, Irish crochet, lacy clothing, stuffies, Aran sweaters, and other projects requiring a DK/Light Worsted weight (3) gauge yarn.
We name all our silk yarn bases after jackalopes from around the world. The Oibadrischl is one of the Wolpertinger family of jackalopes and are found only in mountainous regions of Austria, from Salzburg west toward Switzerland. Particular concentrations of the Oibadrischl may be found in the alpine valleys along the banks of the Hallstattersee, where they were revered by the early Celtic peoples mining salt in the mountains. It is rumored that when King Karl Under the Mountain arises from his slumber in his royal court deep inside Untersberg, his favorite companion Wuschel (VOO-shel, which roughly translated means “Fluffy”) will be by his side to usher in a New Age for all.