We design our single-breed yarns to emphasize the character and strengths of each type of wool. Made with hand selected fleece from small farms in our local fiber shed, our goal is to increase appreciation and support for different breeds and share the satisfaction of finding yarn that is a pleasure to work with and adds to the success and long use of your project. Check the tabs for description and detail on each yarn to learn the provenance of the wool, yarn structure, gauge, weight etc and the about this wool tab for information and photos of the breed and fleece.
The robust Down type wool of Clun Forest sheep makes a great cushiony, elastic and insulating yarn. Woolen spun to accentuate the loft and warmth of the short staple wool, this is a 3 ply, balanced, round yarn great for knitting. Good for garments, throws, accessories, etc! Comforting yarn.
-design: 3-ply, woolen spun size: worsted weight, 12 wpi -suggested needles: 6 to 8 (US) length: approximately 185 yards/169 meters -weight: 3.8 oz./ 107 grams -gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch on size 7 (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 fleeces from Shepherds Knoll Farm, Phoenix, Maryland and Meadow Brook farm in Warrenton, Virginia fiber -content: 100% Clun Forest wool.
A breed from the Welsh border area of Britain, Clun Forest is a heritage breed in the US. Raised for meat and valued for their ability to grow well on pasture alone, they also grow a high quality, Down type wool that has robust crimp and elasticity. Clun fleece is fairly fine, with a short staple. Biggest problem with this wool can be breaks due to nutritional stress. Check fleeces carefully.