Handspun yarn - Jacob wool, worsted weight, 360 yards - Natural Jacob Humbug 2

$36.00 USD

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This is a naturally colored yarn spun from Jacob wool. This is a sturdy yarn, good for your projects that demand durability, but may not be soft enough for next-to-the-skin use for some people. This is a variegated mix of gray and white wools, called Humbug by the mill for its resemblance to a striped British candy.

This is compatible with the skein "Natural Jacob Humbug 1", and they could be combined for a larger project.

This listing is for one two-ply skein, weighing 7.3 ounces., spun at an average of 790 ypp (yards per pound), a heavy worsted weight. These 320 yards wrap at about 8-12.  Like most handspun yarn, it is somewhat thick-and-thin.

Jacob sheep are a unique and rare breed, with four horns and spotted black and white fleece. Their origins are ancient and obscure, and may date back to Biblical times. They are classed as a rare breed by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Theirs is a medium wool, around 35 microns diameter, and about 3.5" staple. 

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:  Jacob wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 7.3 oz, 207 g
Length: Approx. 360 yards, 329 m
YPP: Approx. 790
WPI: Approx. 8-12
Ply: 2 ply