Border Leicester Yarn - Sport Weight

  • One of our favorites, Border Leicester yarn has beautiful lustre and the soft twist of this semi-worsted spun yarn gives it a silky feel and lovely drape. It comes in undyed white and a natural gray and both dye beautifully. Naturally dyed exclusively from both home grown, foraged or purchased classic dyes.
  • design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun to accentuate the lustrous nature and drape of the Longwool fleece. Quite strong. The spin and ply are a bit uneven.
    size: sport weight, 15 wpi, 888 yards per pound
    suggested needles: 4 to 6 (US)
    length: approximately 240 yards/219 meters
    weight: approximately 4.5 - 5 oz./127-141 grams
    gauge: 5 stitches per inch on sizes 5 (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 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 lustre 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 | Solitude Wool

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