Made with hand selected fleece from small farms in our local fibershed, each of our single breed wool yarns is designed to work with the character of the wool to maximize it’s beauty and use. Check the tabs on each yarn for description and detail 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; Corriedale Yarn and Corriedale Cross Yarn 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.