100% Shropshire 2 ply high twist Fingering Weight yarn, 425 yards per 100 grams
100% Shropshire 2 ply high twist Fingering Weight yarn, 425 yards per 100 grams

100% Shropshire 2 ply high twist Fingering Weight yarn, 425 yards per 100 grams

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100% Shropshire 2 ply high twist Fingering Weight Yarn, 425 yards per 100 grams

Shropshire sheep are a heritage and rare breed sheep that was once one of the most important and profitable sheep breeds in the UK. This yarn comes from a flock in Lake Country, BC, that specializes in this important foundation breed. Shropshires are considered a Down breed (named for the area of Britain from whence they hail, not because they are down-like) and as such, are known for springy, elastic fibre that's naturally resistant to felting. This yarn was spun by Rosebud River Fibre Mill with socks in mind, so although it's a 2 ply, the mill added more twist than usual for extra durability. 

This yarn would also be great for a hardy, long lasting sweater! It has a crisp, dry hand, and while not particularly soft, it's not scratchy, either. A real workhorse yarn!

Milled at Rosebud River Fibre Mill in Rosebud River, Alberta. Small batch. More yarn from this flock will be available late 2021/early 2022.

 


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