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Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Weight: Unspun Roving
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Grams: 100
Put Up: 3.53 oz.
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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5.000000 out of 5 stars

Wool of the Andes Roving

$5.39 100g / 3.53 oz.

Wonderful for beginning spinners, the long staple length of Wool of the Andes Roving makes it easy to draft and a joy to spin with. Now available in a wide range of rich, heathered colors that allow you to transform your spinning curiosity into endless creativity.
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5 out of 5 stars

I am a beginning spinner, using a drop spindle. I agree with Laura's review below that a rougher wool would be better for a first project, but I used this for my third project and it is very easy to work with. Definitely drafts very smoothly and quickly––a slight tug is all that's needed! But it spins very smoothly and rarely breaks, even when I spin it super thin. Also, the colors are just amazing. I've bought Wild Rose, Amethyst, Salsa, Merlot, Tidepool, Hot Rod, Aurora, and Sapphire, as well as the bare, and all the colors are beautiful, exactly as the look on the site or possibly better. Aurora, Sapphire, and Hot Rod in particular are stunning. I also agree with Jennifer below that more neutrals would be nice. I am a neutral color kind of girl myself, and would really like to see some grey and black in here.

5 out of 5 stars

Used this yarn to knit bump blankets for baby photo shoots. The colours are stunning, gorgeous and jewel like, but have a tiny bit of shading in them which gives them a lustre. So far have bought 5 colours including the "bare"....might have to order the rest!

5 out of 5 stars

Love this roving. 5 more are in my wishlist, so hopefully that'll be coming along with my birthday! Very slick feel for spinning, so I wouldn't use this the very first time you're drop spinning. Get a rougher wool for your first project. But after that, this will be easy and educational. Relatively long staple, but does pull apart quickly if you're not paying attention. I have the tidepool heather. Lovely blues, greens and ambers throughout. Can't wait to knit it up!

5 out of 5 stars

I recently learned to spin, both on a spindle and on the wheel and I wanted to buy some roving that was decent quality but inexpensive, since I have a lot of practicing to do! This stuff is lovely with a relatively long staple length, and smooth drafting. The jewel tones of the amethyst and dill I bought were fantastic. Not only does the heather look pretty, but it is also useful to see the twist, especially for beginners. My only suggestion would be that I'd love for some neutral tones to be available. Although I love bright colors myself, there are some people I knit for who prefer neutrals. I also think it would be nice to have some neutrals to ply with the jewel tones.

5 out of 5 stars

hi, i would like to thank the staff who helped with my order. i am learning to spin .my order arrived today, it only took 8 days to arrive safe & sound to me in Australia. I`ve not tried it as yet but it was a wonderful surprise to open the box to a fantastic assortment of colour . The pictures on here are spot on with what you get. i will not hesitate to order again from Knit Picks. Thank you :)

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