Hand Spun Maine Raised Romney Wool Yarn, Undyed

Hand spun in to an Aran weight single ply yarn. This is such a beautiful variegated natural undyed color. Long and durable fiber with a sheen.

Description

Romney wool has a very long history of evolving to what it is today. Unlike primitive breeds that have never changed, Romney wool started out as Kent sheep from England. It was recognized in England in the 1800’s as a long wool breed. Over time the body type and quality of wool were breed specifically with English Leicester wool.

A soft, open and fluffy, and durable wool. Beautiful natural colors grew from this sheep. I hand processed the fleece starting by skirting (removing the yucky bits), to washing (gentle soaks in hot soapy water until most of the lanolin and dirt are gone), air drying, carding (using my double wide drum carder, and finally to spinning into an Aran weight yarn.

Yardage: approx~ 120

Weight: approx~ 3oz

Knitting needle size: 6-8US

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