Handspun Yarn: Corriedale Hues of Purple


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A bulky yarn that is soft, light & lofty. Corriedale sheep wool from Canadian producers. Spun from roving into a 2-ply yarn and then kettle dyed by injecting different shades of purple in random sections of the yarn for a light and dark patch effect.

4.2oz (119g); approx. 160yards; approx. 7wpi (bulky).

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Corriedale is essentially a merino hybrid sheep. This multi-purpose fiber was a pleasure to spin - reminded me of a fluffier merino fiber (less dense). Characterized as medium soft with long staples. Since it has an even crimp the yarn has a lot of loft and elasticity.

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