North Country Cheviot is one of the Cheviot family of breeds from the Cheviot Hills between England and Scotland. A down breed, the wool is lofty and warm. As Clara Parkes says in The Book of Wool, Cheviot is “rather like the iceberg lettuces of the fiber world: They’re all about adding bulk and crunch to yarn”.
Farm sources: North Country Cheviot from Stone Leigh Knoll in Loudoun County, Virginia. Romney from Weather Lea Farm, Solitude in Loudoun County, Virginia and Rockbridge Farm in Pennsylvania.