Haunui - Noro
Haunui - Noro
HAUNUI, pronounced Hoo-noo-ee and translated as “place of the winds“.
Mr. Noro was enchanted by this unique mixed-breed Haunui merino stock from the Taranui farm in New Zealand. The non-mulesed sheep are raised ethically and have their fleece gently harvested with a layer of protection left behind. This yarn combines the natural colors and texture of the fleece harvested.
The yarn has a slight thick and thin quality to the single ply, and is available in five colors. True wool lovers will cherish this limited-quality, slightly rustic, un-dyed yarn.
No two sheep are exactly the same color, but their fleeced fall into color categories, and are blended to create rich shades of oatmeal, brown, gray, and black.
HAUNUI is a fusion of New Zealand Halfbred and Fine Romney stock, line-bred for generations to ensure the very highest quality. The sheep are never mulesed. From New Zealand, the fleece is exported to NORO, in Japan, where it is lovingly carded and spun. With great respect for the wool’s natural qualities and as per Noro’s exacting standards, fleece is never over processed.
Fiber Content: 100% Wool - Single Ply
Weight: Aran/Heavy Worsted
Gauge: 14-16 sts = 4 inches with US 7 to 8 - 4.5 to 5mm needle
Weight/ Yardage: 200g/437 yards/400 meters
Country of Origin: Japan Milled - New Zealand Wool
Hand washing with wool specific soap is recommended. Lay Flat to dry.
The garment should be washed separately. For machine washing, we recommend that all wool garments be washed separately on a wool program, to ensure the gentlest treatment. Centrifuge well and dry the garment flat, preferably on top of a towel. Never use a laundry bag when washing hand-knitted wool garments. This creates friction that can cause the garment to felt.