Border Leicester Yarn - Soft Spun

  • Glowing softness eminates from our airy Border Leicester yarn that has just enough twist to hold it together. Very light lofty yarn, delicate with high felting ability. Choose white or gray for lovely soft cowls, scarves or shawls. Works well held double for bulky but still light, airy projects.
  • design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun; lustrous and airy
    size: worsted weight, 7-12 wpi 1100 yds per pound
    suggested needles: 7 to 15 (US)
    length: approximately 110 yards/100 meters
    weight: 2.25 oz./ 641 grams
    gauge: 5 stitches per inch on size 7 (US) up to 3 stitches pre inch on size 13
    care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with no agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
  • fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Overlook Manor, Warrenton, Virginia and Orange Gate Farm, Maurerton, Virginia
    fiber content: 100% Border Leicester wool.
    Border Leicester Yarn is a Longwool breed developed in the 18th century in the borderlands between England and Scotland (hence the name). Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful luster and drape. A very personable sheep, they are clean faced with Roman noses. The white fleece is ivory color.
    Border Leicester Sheep | Solitude Wool Border Leicester Fleece

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