This 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. It is a worsted weight yarn. It would be soooo nice as a sweater or blanket project.
In this listing you get this entire CONE of yarn that is all 6.25 pounds (6 pounds 4 ounces) and roughly 6250 yards since this yarn was spun at 1000 yards per pound (ypp). Worsted weight. The close up of the yarn sample is this same yarn washed. It ‘puffs up’ quite nicely.
What could you make with a cone of yarn? Well, weavers like cones and so do dyers. You could make sweaters for the whole family or crochet yourself a large blanket for a bed. This yarn is also available in skeins if you would like to purchase it that way (please see the other yarn products). We also have other cones available that are smaller.
A bit of history: The shepherds I bought this wool from are friends of mine and I wanted to 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 got their wool and then, since I am a certified US wool classer, I classed and graded it for this project. That means I went over each and every handful of the wool in this project and scrutinized it. I wanted high quality yarn so it took some time. 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!