So—Many—Questions! First, have you ever seen a yarn with this put-up? These are very loosely coiled, layered "skeins", sort of like the way fiber is rotated into a drum before being spun. This one looks like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In a way, it's pure genius, as evidenced by the uncompressed, clean, unstretched, lofty yarn, ready for knitting as the day it left the factory. This is a pure wool worsted weight from Bernat, 1970s vintage. The color is a clear medium green. I have three other colors, baby pink, coral, and light green.
So how and why did they do this put-up and then abandon it? It must have involved quite an investment in different equipment to produce. The coils must be bagged, or they'll fall apart, so that might be one clue. I just find it fascinating (yeah, yarn geek, I know). And what happened to the knitter who kept all 56 balls in her stash for so many years without using it??? I NEED to know!
Anyway, your chance to own a bit of industrial history for just one dollar. Buy one, buy em all, and I think you will be pleased.
Color Tapestry Green; lot AX
56 gr/125yds | 4.5 sts/inch on US8 needles