Clun Forest Yarn

  • 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!  Comfort yarn. See the Eleanor Mittens by Alexis Miranda in the 2018 Fall issue of Knitscene
  • -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. 

    Clun Forest Sheep 

    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.

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