I'm sure you won't be surprised to find out that this yarns is 100% grown and processed in the USA, a trend which continues on the American knitting scene. Quoting directly from their Ravelry page:
Our sheep are raised out west of the Missouri river. Their sheared wool comes to South Carolina for carding and cleaning. The cleaned wool is sent to Rhode Island where it becomes our roving and singles. It then comes to our mill in Philadelphia where we twist and dye it. From here we distribute it to local yarn stores around the United States where you can purchase it.What's interesting about this yarn is its texture: it is described as a soft wrapped 22-micron merino wool, meaning that it consists of a fat, lofty ply of yarn wrapped with a thinner ply which is almost thread-like. This creates a charming, almost hand-spun effect (minus the thick-and-think inconsistencies):
(click here to view the projects page on Ravelry to see what I mean!).
50 Yards of Fun. If you're not into knitting toys, you may not be aware that it's best to use needles which are at least 2 sizes smaller than what is recommended for the yarn; this can often mean knitting a tight gauge which can hurt your hands in the process, especially if the yarn you're working with is stiff to begin with.
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American Lamb Bulky from Made in America Yarns
Yardage: 146 yards in a 99g hank
Gauge: 14 sts = 4 inches
Recommended needle size: US#10
Recommended hook size: 6.5mm (K)
Care: Hand wash in cold water; dry flat.