A blend of pure bred Corriedale wool with Corriedale/Lincoln cross bred fleeces; this is a Medium wool spun into a medium yarn…great all around knitting yarn suitable for a wide variety of projects including garments, hats, scarves, throws and mittens. The undyed yarn is a light, warm gray with heathery texture. Very comforting yarn.
-design: 2-ply, woolen spun; lots of bulk and elasticity. Good all around knitting yarn. -size: worsted weight, 12 wpi -suggested needles: 6 to 8 (US) -length: small skeins approximately 120 yards/109 meters; large skeins approximately 240 yards/219 meters -weight: small skeins: 2.5 oz./ 113-141 grams; large skeins: 5 oz/141 grams -gauge: varies between colors, 4-4.2 sts. per inch on sizes 8-9 (US) -care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
-fiber source: hand selected Corriedale fleeces from Bay Haven Farm and Corriedale/Lincoln crosses from Waterford Wool, both in Loudoun County, Virginia -fiber content: 100% wool.
Corriedale sheep are big and grow a LOT of wool. Their fleece is Medium wool, which is pretty descriptive: the diameter is medium, so fairly soft yet medium strong. The staple length is good: 3.5 to 6 inches. We wish more people in our area would raise this breed. We love the wool and it's very versatile.
Knitting pattern designed by Gillian Grimm. A soft, simple tunic-style vest that has limited shaping and is perfect for layering on a crisp fall morning.
While lovely knit in one color, this vest would also look great using two complimentary colors for the lower & upper sections of the garment.
Yarn: Solitude Wool Montadale light (90% Montadale wool, 10% nylon), four (or five) skeins Sizes: six adult sizes, 33” to 56” bust & hip circumference Skills: knitting in the round, purling, increasing, decreasing Level of difficulty: Intermediate Needles: Size 5 (US) / 3.75 mm circular knitting needle in 24” / 60 cm length or size to obtain gauge
This two-ply, woolen spun yarn is very versatile, light and soft. We’ve added 10% nylon to improve washability. Great for baby things or light weight knitting. We have experimented with machine washing on regular AND drying in the dryer and finished project will shrink about 10% in one direction (length) and not much in the other direction. Finished items get softer, but lose a little stitch definition.
design: 2-ply, woolen spun, very even yarn size: sport weight, 14 wpi, 1300 yds per pound suggestedneedles: 2.5 to 6 (US) length: small skein approximately 120 yards/106 meters large skein approximately 240 yards/219 weight: small skein approximately 1.5 oz./ 44 grams large skein approximately 3.1 oz/87 grams gauge: 6 stitches per inch on size 4 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned. Can machine wash and dry with some shrinkage.
fibersource: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore fibercontent: 90% Montadale wool. 10% nylon Montadale is a modern US breed developed in the 1930's in the mid-west from Cheviot rams with Columbia ewes. These sheep are raised for both meat and their exceptionally white wool which is in the "medium" range. Medium is right in the middle of all the types of wool and makes an excellent knitting yarn that is fairly soft but still fairly strong.
Tunis is a Medium wool…perfectly named: it is medium strong, medium soft with a medium staple length. Light, fun yarn that looks like a soft spun single, but is actually two pencil rovings softly twisted together. Not super strong, but easy to knit and wear. Good for hats, scarves, throws, vests etc.
design: double twist, woolen spun size: worsted weight, 12 wpi suggestedneedles: 6 to 8 (US) length: approximately 120 yards/109 meters weight: 2.5 to 2.9 oz./70-82 grams gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch on sizes 7 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
fibersource: hand selected fleeces from Beaucaire Farm in Purcellville, Virginia fibercontent: 100% Tunis wool. Brought into America during colonial times (George Washington had a Tunis ram), Tunis is well adapted to the humid mid-Atlantic region. They are a very beautiful sheep; the lambs are born all cinnamon color (red in the sheep world) and as they grow up, their fleece turns white while they maintain red faces and legs. The wool is Medium: medium soft, medium length and is very versatile wool.
Glowing softness eminates from our airy Border Leicester yarn that has just enough twist to hold it together. Very light lofty yarn, delicate with high felting ability. Choose white or gray for lovely soft cowls, scarves or shawls. Works well held double for bulky but still light, airy projects.
design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun; lustrous and airy size: worsted weight, 7-12 wpi 1100 yds per pound suggestedneedles: 7 to 15 (US) length: approximately 110 yards/100 meters weight: 2.25 oz./ 641 grams gauge: 5 stitches per inch on size 7 (US) up to 3 stitches pre inch on size 13 care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with no agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Overlook Manor, Warrenton, Virginia and Orange Gate Farm, Maurerton, Virginia fiber content: 100% Border Leicester wool. Border Leicester Yarn is a Longwool breed developed in the 18th century in the borderlands between England and Scotland (hence the name). Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful luster and drape. A very personable sheep, they are clean faced with Roman noses. The white fleece is ivory color.
This is our second spin of a Targhee three-ply sock yarn. Pretty fine for our sock yarns, it still has lots of cushion for light weight hiking socks or a nice three season walking sock. Nylon has been blended in with the wool for increased strength and long lived sock; the yarn is a bit slubby. Even though it was designed specifically for socks, it also works beautifully for lightweight shawls.
design: 3-ply, semi-worsted spun; yarn is a little bit slubby size: fingering weight, 15-16 wpi suggested needles: 2.5 to 3 (US) for socks length: approximately 295 yards/270 meters (yes, it is enough for a women's large pair of socks) weight: 4.3 oz./ 122 grams gauge: 8 sts. per inch on sizes 2 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned. If you knit them firm, they can probably be washed in the machine (I do).
fiber source: hand selected fleeces from What Next? Farm in York, Pennsylvania fibercontent: 80% Targhee wool, 20% nylon Targhee is a Fine wool, soft and elastic. The breed was developed in Idaho in 1926, one of the newest in America. Most of the Targhee sheep are in the western range lands in large flocks, they is an unusual breed in the Eastern US.