By Jill Draper Makes Stuff


Jill Draper’s worsted-weight merino has a light hand and color that shifts in that lovely way that hand-dyed yarns do. The 4-ply construction adds strength and durability to the fine merino fibers, and it’s soft enough for any picky wool wearers. Scroll down to learn more!

Steel Cut Oats
SKU: Y18JDWDZ00 Category:

Specs & Details

Yarn Weight
100% Merino Wool
Unit Weight
113 grams (4 oz)
Yarn Length
220 yds, 201 m
4.0 to 4.5 sts = 1 inch
US 7 - 9 , 4.5 - 5.5 mm
1 skein

We adore Jill Draper’s custom-made, American-grown yarns that she dyes by hand in her Hudson Valley studio. We’ve carried Jill’s yarns in the Shop from early days, and have been knitting with them for even longer. It’s hard to think of a worsted-weight project that Windham would not be good for!

Three great Field Guide projects use Windham:

Appleseed Mitts and Appleseed Coasters by Thea Colman, in MDK Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making.

Ironworks Beret by Norah Gaughan, in MDK Field Guide No. 9: Revolution.


Please note: patterns not included. Ironworks Beret pattern appears in MDK Field Guide No. 9: Revolution and the Appleseed Mitts and Appleseed Coasters patterns appear in MDK Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making, available in both digital and print editions. Be sure to add a Field Guide to your cart at checkout!

(Appleseed Mitts correction found on our Errata page here.)