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.
Designed especially for weaving traditional Scottish tweeds, North Country Cheviot Yarn comes in three colors on cones: an undyed natural gray heather that is consistent throughout the cone and two colors that are created by shifting blends of dyed wool and undyed grays on the carding machine prior to spinning resulting in a cone of yarn with long runs of color shifting intensity, blending to gray and back to color Fabulous skirt/vest/stadium blanket yarn. Compatible with the Romney with a little mohair.
-design: single, woolen spun; beautiful heathered colors created during spinning. -size: fingering weight, 25-26 wpi 1600-1900 yds per pound -care: hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
-fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Stoneleigh Knoll Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia -fiber content: 60% North Country Cheviot wool, 40% Romney
A breed from the North of Scotland, North Country Cheviots are a smart, hardy sheep raised primarily for meat. The wool is a Medium type and traditionally dyed with natural dyes, spun woolen and hand woven into tweeds suited for a British country Gentleman/outdoorsman in damp cold winters. We blended in a little Romney for the natural gray.