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.
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.