Free $ 81.50
Want to learn about different breeds of sheep and how their wool looks, feels and performs differently? The best way is by experiencing them first hand: knit, test and share in our first single breed swatch along. Working with four different types of wool: Fine wool (Targhee), Medium wool (Montadale), Primitive (Icelandic) and Longwool (Border Leicester) learn some breed history, what makes them special, the farms that raise them and what you might want to create with their wool.
Three of us are contributing information and our points of view. Together we will lead the swatch along:
There are two choices on how to join in:
Free virtual swatch along
Receive all the emails and electronic files with ten swatch patterns (easy and advanced choices), score cards and knit notes. Follow or join in the Ravelry discussion threads to compare observations and experience with each yarn online
Swatch along knit kit
Includes emails and Ravelry discussion threads as in the virtual plus a skeinlet of Solitude Wool, all American yarn, from each breed. Also included is a cover to create your swatch reference,.
We will start on Sunday, October 1st studying one breed per week throughout October.
Romney is a lustrous Longwool and spinning it with a semi-worsted technique accentuates its shine and silkiness. Available in four natural sheep shades, hand dyed solid or handpainted colors on white or overdyed on light gray or gray base. A strong yarn that will give great stitch definition and drape beautifully. Perfect for jackets & sweaters, throws, hats, scarves, mittens etc.
We are two Loudoun County, Virginia shepherds who love wool. We hand select fleeces from small farms in the Chesapeake watershed region to create
really great yarn and roving. Imagine different grapes making really different wines...wool is like that. Different types of wool are wonderful
for different end uses. We hope you find a wool you love, or maybe one that surprises you.