Handspun yarn - New Zealand & Romney wool, heavy worsted weight, 180 yards - Sensible Shoes
This yarn comprises one strand of natural gray Romney wool plied with one strand of hand painted New Zealand wool. The dyed wool is in shades of red.
This listing is for one two-ply skein, weighing 4.0 ounces., spun at an average of 720 ypp (yards per pound), a heavy worsted weight. These 180 yards wrap at about 6-10.
Romney sheep are a versatile breed, used for both wool and meat. They are well suited to damp and harsh climates, and have become popular all around the world.
New Zealand breed is a medium wool farmed mainly in the South Island of New Zealand. It is a sturdy wool, especially good for felting.
My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.
Fiber: Romney & New Zealand wool
Weight: 4.0 oz, 112 g.
Length: Approx. 180 yards, 165 m
YPP: Approx. 720
WPI: Approx. 6-10
Ply: 2 ply
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