Coopworth sport

  • Opalescent and bouncy, this is a true worsted spun yarn that is easy to like. The round, 3 ply sturcture makes an excellent knitting yarn with great stitch definition. Lovely for sweaters, shawls, cowls, dressy hats and mittens. Felts well, make a great Downton Abby style cloche.
  • -design: 3 ply round yarn, worsted spun with low twist in the singles and in plying to create a soft, drapey yarn. The long, strong fibers give this light weight, soft yarn surprizing strength.
    -size: sport, approximately 17 wraps per inch and 1600 yards per pound
    -suggested needles: 2-4 (US) for firm fabric or larger for softer, drapier fabric
    -length: approximately 340 yards/310 meters
    -weight: 3.5 oz./ 100 grams gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch on size 3 (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 Sheep
    Coopworth 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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