Spun from a blend of Romney, Jacob, Coopworth and Border Leister fleeces, this yarn is hand-dyed using Osage orange sawdust from a locally harvested tree that we milled here on the farm, and madder roots.
Each skein is approx. 3.75 ounces (200+ grams) and 170 yards.
Recommended knitting needle size: US 6-8
*This yarn has a somewhat loose ply, or twist, which will give the knit up garment more of a soft drape (unless using smaller knitting needles).
We've done our best to depict the colors as truly as possible, however, due to differences in screen imaging, there may be slight variations. Due to the nature of plant dyes, there will be variation among skeins as well.
About our flock:
Our sheep are a highlight to our everyday. They are friendly, and always happy to greet you with a nose kiss (okay, maybe there are a few that prefer to just walk away when the offer arises). They receive plenty of good fresh country air, clean water, fresh grass, and organic hay that we cut here on the farm every spring and summer. They love eating treats like organic barley or oats, kelp, and kale. Furthermore, they always get lots of special attention later in the year when all us fiber enthusiasts on the farm can't keep our fingers out of the wool on their backs!