Island Wools

Whimsical Colors Targhee Worsted

Content: 100% US Wool from Targhee sheep

Weight/Yardage: 115g / 280 yards (256m)
Category: Worsted
Recommended Needle Size: US 6-8 (4-5mm)
Recommended Gauge: 16-20 sts to 4" (10cm)
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry

🇺🇸 🐑 This is a special yarn made with 100% wool from Targhee sheep raised in the US. This is truly a 100% product of the US, from the development of the breed to the rearing, shearing, and the processing of the wool top.

This yarn is primarily dyed to order here on San Juan Island.  MORE COLORS AVAILABLE!  I can dye up any color that I use for Whimsical Colors Merino Bliss DK in this yarn too.  Email to request a color.

Targhee sheep produce beautiful wool. The average wool micron count is between 22-25 microns, giving this wool a wonderful next to skin softness and comfort. The average staple length is between 3-5 inches. It has good white color and takes dye well. The selective breeding for the wool quality has been focused on staple strength and not compromise the micron count, so the wool has excellent elasticity and a silky feel. The fabric is lively, supple, elegant, and strong enough to hold up to everyday wear.


Our retail store will be closed beginning February 4th. Online orders will continue to ship.

This business is for SALE!

Island Wools is the local yarn shop in Friday Harbor, Washington on San Juan Island in the middle of Puget Sound! We are just a relaxing ferry ride away from the mainland.

Whimsical Colors yarns are dyed in the shop by Julie. Come see our beautiful selection!