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2-Ply Shaker yarn is spun from virgin wool from the sheep on our farm which include Romney, Shropshire, Icelandic, North Country Cheviot, and Finnsheep breeds. A traditional home-spun appearance with a softer twist and more bloom than worsted yarns. Each skein is a full 4 ounces. 2-Ply Yarn - 210 Yards/Skein 4 stitches/in. #8 needles The 2-ply knits to the same gauge as what is commonly known as "4-ply knitting worsted."