This worsted weight yarn is a blend of 78% wool from 2 local farms and 22% bamboo top to add softness and luster. Wow, this is a winning blend. Not only was the wool very nice that went into it (over 50% was lambs wool) the mill that made it did a fabulous job. The breeds represented in the wool are crosses of Corriedale, Romney, Dorset and Rambioullet (French Merino). It would be soooo nice as a sweater or in color work.
This was hand dyed at the farm outside while I was watching over the Point of View Farm sheep in the pastures. It is various tones of blue achieved by using 4-5 different dyes (and combinations of them) that are set with white vinegar.
This yarn ‘base’ is available in a rainbow of colors AND undyed on cones if you have a BIG project in mind.
A bit of history: The shepherds I bought this wool from are friends of mine and I wanted to help them make yarn out of their wool clip, so I bought it! I figure the best way to support farms and shepherds you like is to buy their products. In any case, I bought their wool and then, since I am a certified US wool classer, I classed and graded it for this project. I’m picky so it took some time and my studio looked like a wool bomb went off in there (more so than usual anyway). I chose only the nicest fleeces/ wool for this yarn. Then I drove it to a mill in NY, along with the bamboo, and talked with the mill operator about this yarn I wanted to make. It is delightful to see the finished result. We think you will think so too. Even though it does not have any finnsheep wool in it, we have our hands and effort all over this yarn just like it was our own wool!