Alexander Valley is a double knitting weight yarn, also known as light worsted. It is size 3 in the Standard Yarn Weight System from the Craft Council of America.
100% SuperWash Merino Wool
Skein size: 2 ounces, 140 yards
Care: hand or machine wash, dry flat
Knit gauge: 21-24 stitches per 4 inches
Recommended needle size: 5 to 7 (US), 3.75 to 4.5 mm
Crochet gauge: 12 to 17 stitches per 4 inches
Recommended hook size: 7 to I (9), 4.5 to 5.5 mm
I have named each of my yarn bases after a wine appellation from Northern California's wine country. This wonderful area encompasses the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Marin.
Atlas Peak is a sport weight yarn, size 2 in the Standard Yarn Weight System from the Craft Yarn Council of America.
50% Merino Wool/50% Bombyx Silk
Care: Hand Wash - Dry Flat
This yarn does felt. Silk does not felt but when the merino wool felts it takes the silk with it resulting in a nubby texture.
See the Pattern section for my free Felted Short Finger Gloves pattern.
Knit gauge: 23-26 stitches per 4 inches
Recommended needle size: 3 to 5 (US),
3.25 to 3.75 mm
Crochet gauge: 16-20 stitches per 4 inches
Recommended hook size: E (4) to 7 (US)
3.5 to 4.5 mm