This 100% Romney/Rambouillet wool yarn comes in worsted and DK weight and is just waiting to be a cozy sweater. Soft, lustrous, and sustainable, this yarn is perfect for your next project. These limited edition Spoiled Sheep yarns are sourced locally from individual sheep at Rose Butte Ranch near Spokane, Washington. After each yearly sheering the fleeces take a short drive to Fibers First Mill in Post Falls, Idaho to be processed and spun into natural and lanolin-rich yarns.
Joe, known as "Little Joe", is a handsome natural colored Romney/Rambouillet cross wether. He is very shy but he can always be enticed with a treat. Joe really shows his Rambouillet heritage in his dense, crimpy fleece and loose skinned "wrinkles". Joe is so covered in fleece that he looks like a teddy bear. He nearly always "volunteers" to be sheared first by staying right by the gate to the shearing pen. Joe's current fleece is a dark cocoa brown, but future fleeces look to run to a beautiful blue grey. Keep watch for those gorgeous yarns to hit our store at a future date.
"Why is our flock Spoiled? We shear the flock every year at the beginning of summer, for their greatest comfort during both the hot and cold seasons of the year. They enjoy full access to pasture year-round and are fed alfalfa hay grown in our own field during the winter. Fresh spring water flows freely into their trough, ensuring a constant supply of clean water. Their barn is cooled with a misting system and fan during the heat of the summer, and in winter is warmly bedded with straw. Treats from the garden are always a big hit. Last but certainly not least, they are guarded around the clock by our loving and dedicated Livestock Guardian Dog team. It's a good life for our sheep - and we think it shows in the beauty and quality of our yarn and fleece." - Spoiled Sheep Yarn
Weight: Joe 2014: DK (13 WPI)
Joe 2015: Worsted (10 WPI)
Put up: Twisted Hank
Fiber Content: 100% Romney/Rambouillet Wool
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Yardage: 200 yards/182 meters
Gauge: Joe 2014: 5.5-6 stitches per inch
Joe 2015: 4.75-5.25 stitches per inch
Recommended Needle Size: Joe 2014: US5 (3.75mm) - US6 (4mm)
Joe 2015: US7 (4.5mm) - US8 (5mm)
Care Instructions: Hand wash room temperature, air dry flat
Country of Origin: United States
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ABOUT SPOILED SHEEP YARN
Spoiled Sheep Yarn comes from the Rose Butte Ranch. This small farm near Spokane, Washington is home to a sustainable "boutique" flock of natural colored sheep of many different breeds and beautiful colors. The flock size is limited to keep the pasture productive, and the sheep healthy and happy.