- 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
Read Clara Parkes review of the yarn
-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.
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.