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.
Cotswold Yarn is one of the most lustrous and strong fibers of all the Longwool breeds. This makes it the perfect wool for a fine and drapey lace weight yarn. Its two ply structure is correct for both weaving and lace knitting.
design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun; lustrous, silky and strong. size: lace weight, 23-24 wpi/ 2750 yds per lb suggested needles: 1-6 (US) length: approximately 230 yds/210 meters weight: approximately 1.75 oz./50 grams (two skeins qualify for SE2SE sticker) 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 Davlin Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia fiber content: 100% Cotswold wool. Cotswold is an English Longwool breed probably developed with Leicester genetics. Imported into North America in 1832, it is mostly used for cross breeding rams in the commercial sheep business. The sheep grow 8" to 10" staple of wool in a year in bold, open locks. The fleece is white, very lustrous and strong. It felts quite well, including on the sheep if care is not taken. As with other strong Longwool breeds, it is traditionally used for lace shawls.