In the spring, Stitchcraft Marketing contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying some Mauch Chunky Roving from Kraemer Yarns. Since I knew that summer was coming, and so was Tour de Fleece, I accepted the offer, and soon thereafter a beautiful sampler box of fiber reached my house.
Mauch Chunky Roving is a 100% wool roving from Kraemer Yarns that is perfect for spinning and felting. The roving is not super soft, nor is is super scratchy. I would categorize it as perfect for outerwear: sweaters, mittens, slippers and the like. Mauch Chunky Roving is available in 55 colorways. Some seem like solid colorways, and others are blends of several different colorways to create some lovely shading semi-solid spins. The roving is available in 1 pound increments for $29.00 per pound, which is a really reasonable price.
I don’t see the sampler box available on the website, but what I received was labeled as approximately 8 ounces of fiber in 20 different colorways. Each delightful little fiber bump was anywhere between 10 and 16 grams, so ultimately I ended up with approximately 9.5 ounces of spun fiber and over 600+ yards of yarn.
I spent several nights spinning the fiber samples in different groups of colors. That’s part of what was so fun about this project – I got to group all the little mini-skeins in all different ways. I could see this being a super useful tool if you’re deciding on colors for colorwork projects and wanted to just mix and match and see what strikes your fancy.
Overall, I really enjoyed these mini-skeins and I even have a Gradient Wrap Cowl planned with some of my favorite colors and a skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina!
A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Kraemer Yarns who sent me the Mauch Chunky Roving sampler box for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.