HCW Kaybee's Twist
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Most folks donât think ofÂ woolÂ andÂ TexasÂ in the same sentence. But Texas has been a major producer of wool andÂ mohair since the 1850âs.Â Itâs not surprising that in 1952 the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association sponsored the firstÂ Miss Wool Texas pageant. Women from all over Texas competed for the title in San Angelo â the Inland Wool CapitalÂ of the World. In addition to the title, the lucky winner got an designer wool wardrobe and the opportunity to representÂ Texas wool all over the US. Check out this newsreel of the 1956 pageant.
In 1955, one of the finalists for Miss Wool Texas was Karen Gentry, who was Suzanneâs Aunt Kaybee. Her favorite auntâs experience as the queen of wool was a frequent topic of conversation inÂ Suzanneâs family.Â
When HCW had the opportunity to create an exclusive yarn for the store, we knew exactly what it should be â a TexasÂ merino and mohair blend. And we knew what to call it â Kaybeeâs Twist, as it combines both Texas history andÂ personal history with a gentle twist of fiber.
We think youâll love this loosely twisted 2-ply that mimics handspun in texture and creates a soft fabric that drapes easily at looser gauges, while giving substance to tighter ones.
Â 55% Merino Wool, 35% Texas Mohair, 10% TencelÂ®
330 yds (302 m) / 115 g (4 oz)
22 sts = 4â on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
20 sts = 4â on US 6 (4 mm) needles
18 sts = 4â on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Dyed in Texas, 100% made in the USA