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Cestari Mt. Vernon DK

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Kettle-dyed, 3-Ply DK weight, 100% fine Merino wool yarn, grown, sheared, processed, dyed, and spun in small batches by the small family-owned and operated sheep and wool company, Cestari located in Virginia, U.S.A. The Mt. Vernon Yarn Collection is spun on a traditional woolen system that creates a sound and sturdy yarn that highlights all the wonderful benefits of wool for knitting, crocheting, and weaving. The yarn has a soft hand, a lofty construction, and will provide your knit garments with beautiful stitch definition. Mt. Vernon is available in 4 weights: Fingering, Worsted, Bulky, and DK. 

See more of Cestari's 100% American yarn and other cozy wool products HERE.

"Cestari wool is washed using a scouring process that keeps natural lanolin in the yarn and maintains the natural bounce and texture of the wool. We prefer our scouring process to the more contemporary carbonizing process because a carbonizing acid bath, done overseas, would burn out the vegetable matter, leaving the wool very clean but removing the lanolin and leaving the wool with less bounce and changing the original texture. Sometimes specks of easily removable hay or straw remain in our yarn; owner Francis Chester likes to say that if you put his yarns to your ears, you can almost hear the sound of life within it." - Cestari Sheep and Wool Co.

Cestari sheep and Wool COmpany Mt. Vernon Yarn Collection.

Product details:

Weight: 3-Ply DK / Double-Knit / 3

Put up: Twisted Hank

Fiber Content: 100% Fine Merino Wool

Unit weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g 

Yardage: 232 yds / 212 m

Construction: Plied

Texture: Traditional Woolen

Recommended needle size: US 5 - 6 or 3.75 - 4mm

Gauge:  5 - 6 stitches per inch

Recommended hook size:  US 7 to I-9 or 4.5 - 5.5 mm

Care: Machine wash cold gentle cycle or hand wash cold. Reshape, air dry flat. Do not tumble dry. Do not dry clean. Do not bleach.


Every digital screen is calibrated differently. Slight variations in tone and saturation will vary from screen to screen. The actual color of your item may vary slightly from what you see on your screen. We have done our best to accurately represent each option but due to the nature of kettle-dyed yarn, colors may vary.

Our first response to your order would be to have it shipped directly from our warehouse. In the case that our stock levels are too low, your order of Cestari Mt. Vernon - 3-ply DK weight yarn will be drop-shipped from Cestari in Virginia, USA. Please allow up to 3-5 business days for your order to be processed and shipped out. We will contact you with any shipping and tracking information for your order.

If you have questions regarding the current stock of specific colorways please call/e-mail us at (509) 536-7746 or


About Cestari:

Cestari Sheep and Wool Company is a small family-owned and operated American manufacturer of high-quality yarn.  Francis Chester began this company in 1946 and has a farm in Augusta County, Virginia where he and his family raise the sheep for the wool used in their yarn.  They also source wool from reputable ranchers throughout the United States.  All of Cestari's sheep and wool products are always grown and processed in the United States.  Their cotton products are grown and processed exclusively in Virginia. 


Listen to Francis Chester talk about Cestari's roots in this video:


See the part of the shearing process and learn more about Cestari from Francis in this video: