Coopworth Lace Yarn

  • Opalescent and silky strong, our Coopworth yarn in lace is a true worsted spun yarn. The 2 ply sturcture is correct for lace, as it encourages stitches to open out. Two ply is also correct for weaving because the flat, bumpy edges lock together. Lace knitters have been very complimentary about the strength of this yarn.
  • -design: 2-ply, worsted spun; lustrous and silky
    -size: lace weight, 32-36 wpi, 4400 yds per pound
    -suggested needles: 0 to 5 (US)
    -length: approximately 400 yards/365 meters
    -weight: 1.75 oz./ 50 grams gauge: 8 sts. per inch on sizes 1 (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 Over the Grass Farm in The Plains, Virginia
    -fiber content: 100% Coopworth wool.

    Coopworth yarn is a Longwool breed created by crossing Romney and Border Leicester sheep. The breed standard focuses on production not the way the sheep looks, so some Coopworth look more like Romney and some have the clean head and roman noses of Border Leicester. Creamy white, strong fiber with an opalescence that dyes beautifully.

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