Highland wool comes from a crossbreed sheep that lives in the Peruvian highlands at over 2,000m above sea level. These crossbreed animals derive from Corriedales and Merinos, and the environment in which they live allow them to produce a wool that is dry, crimpy and durable. The wool is not quite as soft as merino, but it is stronger than merino, it is also warm, and it has good elasticity.
We suggest you follow the care instructions specific to the yarn you are using and when in doubt hand wash in tepid water using a mild soap. Do not agitate or twist. Lay garment flat on a towel and roll it up like a sleeping bag. You can let that sit from 15 minutes to the following day to ensure the towel wicks out as much moisture as possible. Then unroll, place on a clean, dry towel, shape and dry flat.