Handspun yarn - Lonk Wool, heavy worsted weight, 190 yards - Lavender Stand

$24.00 USD

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This handspun yarn is in shades of purple and green. It was hand painted in the wool here at Edgewood Garden Studio

This listing is for one two-ply skein, weighing 3.7 ounces., spun at an average of 820 ypp (yards per pound). These 190 yards wrap at about 7-11. 

The sheep known by the evocative Anglo-Saxon name of Lonk are native to the Pennine Hills of England. It is an old breed, with possible references back to the 12th century, and one existing flock having full records back to 1740. The local monks are said to have made their habits from this wool. The sheep are a tough and hardy hill breed, currently considered as "at risk" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. They are large for a hill breed, with mottled black and white faces and large curly horns. 

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: Lonk wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 3.7 oz, 105 g
Length: Approx. 190 yards, 174 m
YPP: Approx. 820
WPI: Approx. 7-11
Ply: 2 ply