Gray Corriedale Wool Roving - Wit's End 2 - 4.0 ounces

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This roving is shades of mauve, magenta and maroon.

Corriedale is a sheep breed that was developed during the industrial revolution for the sweater trade. They needed a fiber that was a little longer than Merino for the machines, so they crossed Merino with the long-haired Lincoln to produce a new breed: Corriedale. Today, Corriedale can be quite varied, as Merino is crossed back into the breed to soften it. This is a mid-range grade of Corriedale from New Zealand, with a natural gray base color. The fiber diameter is 25-30 microns, and the staple length is 3.0"-4.5".

We name our rovings 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 convo us for an explanation. We may sometimes repeat names, but that doesn’t mean that the rovings with the same names are directly related, only that they struck us the same way.

My rovings 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 rovings from which I spin my yarns, so I dye them for that.

Fiber: Corriedale wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 4.0 ounces, 113 g