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.
See an article about Haunui in NORO Knitting Magazine issue 19 (Fall/Winter 2021)