Noro Haunui

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Buy 2 or more skeins of Noro Haunui and get free shipping in the contiguous U.S. (No priority or expedited shipping requests please).

HAUNUI - a word meaning place of the winds - is a fusion of Halfbred and Fine Romney stock, line-bred to ensure the very highest quality, sourced from New Zealand.

Located in the rolling green foothills of South Island, New Zealand, Taranui is a small family-owned and operated sheep farm owned by the Gardner family. Since 1982, the Gardners have been producing highly sought-after wool of the highest caliber by carefully breeding a special flock of sheep featuring only natural-colored animals, mostly black, brown and grey. While their merino wool is used to make high-end Italian suits their unique flock of Haunui is bred for fiber enthusiasts the world over.

The sheep are never mulesed (we made the mistake of googling this inhumane process and we are really glad to read that the Gardners do not do this to their flock). From New Zealand, the fleece is exported to NORO, in Japan, where it is lovingly carded and spun. With great respect for the wool’s natural qualities and as per Noro’s exacting standards, fleece is never over processed.

Fiber Content: 100% wool.

Yardage: 437 yards of yarn in each 200 gram ball.

Gauge: Approximately 4-5 stitches to an inch on U.S. size 7-9 needles.

Weight: Worsted.

Care: Hand wash and lay flat to dry.

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