Paradise Fibers Light Grey Swaledale Top

Paradise Fibers Light Grey Swaledale Top

5 reviews

Paradise Fibers

T192-S-1-08

Long and Strong! The Swaledale breed has naturally long fibers and great strength.

Swaledale wool is predominantly used in carpet yarns and rug yarns due to its excellent resilience and hard-wearing properties. Some wool finds its use in hand-knitting yarns. The fineness is approx. 35-45 microns and length, 100-200mm. The... Read More

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PH
01/20/2020
PRISCILLA H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Interesting wool, good for a working sweater

I like British longwools, but I hadn't tried Swaledale yet. The top is light gray in color - it's a very pleasing light sort of yellow-gray. There is a lot of kemp in this fiber, but it didn't cause problems in my test spin. The yarn spins easily. The crimp seems to be in an open, loose rhythm in this wool, and it must be at least slightly helical, because my worsted-spun test yarn fluffed up after washing. The finished yarn is medium in feel, not as coarse as the micron count would suggest. I think that a two-ply worsted spin of this top, not twisted in the spinning more tightly than necessary, will easily make a sturdy and comfortable yarn for knitting sweaters, or for weaving with. You could even knit cables successfully with it - I tried it on a knitted swatch and liked the result. The fiber is quick to spin because the staple length is reasonably long.

Paradise Fibers Paradise Fibers Light Grey Swaledale Top Review
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M
10/22/2019
Mel
United States United States
I recommend this product
Really fun

Softer than I expected! A fun spin.

C
10/19/2018
chris
nice

This works well to add texture when using a blending board.

L
07/12/2018
Leslie
Tri-Cities, WA
Great fiber, price and service

I received this order in slightly less than two days! The fiber is a lovely color and is less scratchy than I expected based on the description. I am going to make a rug and this seems almost too nice!

RC
03/04/2018
Rebecca C.
Minnesota, USA
Very good

Very lovely texture and the coarse texture brings a unique feel to the spinning.

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Product Details

Long and Strong! The Swaledale breed has naturally long fibers and great strength.

Swaledale wool is predominantly used in carpet yarns and rug yarns due to its excellent resilience and hard-wearing properties. Some wool finds its use in hand-knitting yarns. The fineness is approx. 35-45 microns and length, 100-200mm. The fleece varies in color from white to grey.
Perfect for hand spinning, hand felting and many other craft uses.

Microns: 35-45mic
Fiber Length: 100-200mm
Top/Roving Length: 4 metres per 100g
Top/Roving Width: 1 inch