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Suffolk Worsted—Caroline's Wine

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Suffolk Worsted—Caroline's Wine

25.00

Caroline’s Wine—the color of a petite sirah

I love this yarn! Sturdy, but not at all scratchy, I think this is a perfect yarn for long-wearing sweaters, durable hats and mittens, or warm and elastic house socks. Expand your knitting horizons with this classic yarn from the most numerous of the Down breeds.

  • 100% bouncy, durable Suffolk and Suffolk-cross wool yarn
  • 100 grams; 196 yards/179 meters
  • worsted weight
  • two-ply, woolen spun
  • sustainably made in North American from US-grown wool
  • hand-dyed with professional-grade acid dyes

Suffolk Worsted is spun from the wool of US Suffolk and Suffolk-cross sheep. One of the six "true" Down breeds that originated on the downs of southern England in the nineteenth century, Suffolks were developed by crossing Southdown rams with Norfolk Horn ewes, and were recognized as a distinct breed in 1810. According to The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, they are the most common breed of sheep in North America, but because they are raised for meat, it's unusual to find a good Suffolk yarn. This is it!

Suffolk wool’s irregular crimp makes this yarn highly elastic and warm, with a slightly crisp hand. Spun woolen by Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Wyoming, it's a bit fuzzy and rustic, but evenly spun. I've swatched it in both stockinette and seed stitch, and it looks great in both. My gauge, on US 8 needles, was 16 stitches and 23 rows in 4 inches/10 centimeters; like many woolen-spun yarns, though, it's happy at a range of gauges.

Suffolk Worsted has been minimally processed to both to lighten its environmental footprint and to preserve its natural liveliness and bounce. Though the wool has been thoroughly washed and carded, it has not been treated with harsh chemicals to remove every last trace of vegetable matter. Any that remains may be easily picked out while knitting. 

I use professional grade acid dyes that are light-fast and wash-fast, and I strive to run my dye studio in an environmentally-sensitive way.

You can find additional information about this yarn base here. For more information about Suffolk sheep, go here.

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Caroline’s Wine—the color of a petite sirah

I love this yarn! Sturdy, but not at all scratchy, I think this is a perfect yarn for long-wearing sweaters, durable hats and mittens, or warm and elastic house socks. Expand your knitting horizons with this classic yarn from the most numerous of the Down breeds.

  • 100% bouncy, durable Suffolk and Suffolk-cross wool yarn
  • 100 grams; 196 yards/179 meters
  • worsted weight
  • two-ply, woolen spun
  • sustainably made in North American from US-grown wool
  • hand-dyed with professional-grade acid dyes

Suffolk Worsted is spun from the wool of US Suffolk and Suffolk-cross sheep. One of the six "true" Down breeds that originated on the downs of southern England in the nineteenth century, Suffolks were developed by crossing Southdown rams with Norfolk Horn ewes, and were recognized as a distinct breed in 1810. According to The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, they are the most common breed of sheep in North America, but because they are raised for meat, it's unusual to find a good Suffolk yarn. This is it!

Suffolk wool’s irregular crimp makes this yarn highly elastic and warm, with a slightly crisp hand. Spun woolen by Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Wyoming, it's a bit fuzzy and rustic, but evenly spun. I've swatched it in both stockinette and seed stitch, and it looks great in both. My gauge, on US 8 needles, was 16 stitches and 23 rows in 4 inches/10 centimeters; like many woolen-spun yarns, though, it's happy at a range of gauges.

Suffolk Worsted has been minimally processed to both to lighten its environmental footprint and to preserve its natural liveliness and bounce. Though the wool has been thoroughly washed and carded, it has not been treated with harsh chemicals to remove every last trace of vegetable matter. Any that remains may be easily picked out while knitting. 

I use professional grade acid dyes that are light-fast and wash-fast, and I strive to run my dye studio in an environmentally-sensitive way.

You can find additional information about this yarn base here. For more information about Suffolk sheep, go here.