100% wool from our Border Leicester, Blue Faced Leicester, Romney crosses. Their fleece is lustrous, long growing and curly. While not the softest wool, which is generally reserved for the fine wool breeds like Merino and Cormo, it has lovely sheen and wears well with little pilling. All yarn custom spun and dyed for us by Battenkill Fibers in Greenwich, New York. They pindraft the fiber prior to spinning which further aligns the fibers for softer and smoother yarn. This process shows off the natural luster of the longwool fleeces. I hope you enjoy creating with this locally produced yarn.
This 3-ply yarn is perfect for warm sweaters and outwear. Cables show especially well when using 3-ply yarn. Aran weight is considered to be a heavier worsted weight wool. The colors are kettle dyed, so expect some variation in color within the skein.
Aran weight-3 ply
100 gram skein (3.5 oz)
Approximately 160 yards per skein
Recommended needle size: 7-9 US or 4.5-5.5mm
Recommended gauge: 16-20 sts to 4" stockinette st
Aran Weight Yarn
Hand wash in luke warm water using a good wool wash. Be careful not to agitate. Rinse in cool water and very gently push out excess water. Roll in a towel to soak up additional water and then dry flat on a rack.
These are wool washes I recommend: