Zalti is 100% Targhee wool (NOT superwash!). This is a 100% raised and made in the U.S. product!
210g / approximately 600 yards, Gauge: 14 to 18 stitches over 4 inches (on US 6 - 9 needles)
This yarn is has a wonderful hand with a definite "wooly" feel (may not be next-to-skin soft for those very sensitive to wool). It's fantastic for sweaters, cowls, scarves, hats and mittens and works wonderfully in garter, stockinette, cables and other stitchwork.
Zalti is a variation of the name for Frau Saelde, who was a folk goddess in southern German-speaking lands. Frau Saelde possessed a wheel and an abundance-bearing horn. Many variants of Frau Saelde's name are known—Selten, Zälti, fraw Selga—from Switzerland to Austria. Witch trial transcripts have her leading witches and spirits who roamed the skies on the Ember Nights, a time pregnant with possibilities and omens of the coming year. Tyroleans said that frau Selga could be seen riding at the head of the nightly host.