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Abstract Fiber Targhee

Abstract Fiber Targhee is nearly as soft as merino, but has more bounce. Often called "boingy," it's perfect for socks and sweaters. A great fiber for beginning spinners.

The Targhee is a breed of domestic sheep developed in early 20th century by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Targhee sheep are a dual–purpose breed, with heavy, medium quality wool and good meat production characteristics. This breed is raised primarily for wool.

Content:
100% Targhee Wool
Weight/Yardage:
4 oz hanks
$21.00 hank Discountable
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Abstract FiberTarghee
 
5.0

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        5.0

        Beautiful colours

        By Sallty1

        from Australia

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

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            Comments about Abstract Fiber Targhee:

            It took me a little bit to figure out how best to spin this fibre as I'd not worked with Targhee before. But once I figured it out, I loved it. Its not as easy as spinning merino or BFL, but its well worth the effort. Its given me lovely, bouncy yarn and the colours are unbelievable.

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            5.0

            Soft and Bouncy

            By dinsdale5

            from Northampton, Massachusetts

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fiber junkie

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            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Hard to draft

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Abstract Fiber Targhee:

            Not a fiber for the beginner spinner. This fiber has tons of crimp and can be a bit "grabby" and hard to draft. But in the hands of an intermediate/advanced spinner this fiber will yield some amazing yarn. Put a lot of twist in the singles and when plying-because it'll plump up and get soft and "boingy" when it is set-perfect for socks and seriously comfortable garments that you will not want to take off ever!

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            5.0

            i am a fan!

            By Poemlady

            from E. Greenwich, RI

            About Me Knitter, Poet, Spinner

            Pros

            • A dream to spin
            • Dynamic colors

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                Comments about Abstract Fiber Targhee:

                I am spinning this fiber and plan to have 8 oz. Fingering weight yarn to make a lace shawl.

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