Cheviot / Trilobal Nylon 80/20% Wool Roving - Fields of Ireland 2 - 4.9 ounces

$15.95 USD

This roving, or more properly combed top, is shades of green, chartreuse and olive.

This is a base of 80% Cheviot wool with an addition of 20% well-blended trilobal nylon to improve strength and durability for use as sock yarn. The trilobal nylon is shaped to refract light with a particular sparkle intended to suggest that of silk. This is a custom blend made up for us by World of Wool.

Cheviot is best known as the breed used in the Scotch Tweed industry. The breed originated on the border of England and Scotland, in the Cheviot Hills and has been known as a recognized wool breed since the 14th century. Today, it is considered a dual purpose breed in the UK and a mutton breed in the US. It’s a hardy sheep that is lively and a good forager.

This is a wool which is loath to felt and quite durable, a good choice for socks, sweaters, mittens or weaving. It is a medium wool with a helical (spiral) crimp, a fiber length of about 3 to 4.5 inches, and is quite easy to spin. I would compare this UK grown Cheviot to some of the New Zealand Corriedale that we have had in the past, but with more spring and a bit more pliable. The micron count is in the high 20’s to low 30’s.

My braids are dyed with fairly even distribution of colors. Photos are of each side of the coil, so you can see as much of the color as possible. These are the same braids from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

We name our braids based on the inspirations we get from the colors, drawing on nature, literature, mythology, geography, and our lives and travels. If you are curious about a particular name, you can always ask us for an explanation. We may sometimes repeat names, but that doesn’t mean that the braids with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.

Fiber: 80% Cheviot wool / 20% Trilobal Nylon
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.9 ounces, 139 g