Spoiled Sheep Tara Yarn

Spoiled Sheep Tara Yarn

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Spoiled Sheep

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This 100% Corriedale wool yarn comes in worsted and fingering weight. It is just waiting to be a cozy blanket or 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,... Read More

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Tara 2012
Tara 2013
Tara 2015
Tara 2017

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A Paradise Fibers Customer
JK
03/24/2021
Joanna K.
United States United States
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Nice wool

I’ve been experimenting knitting with different breeds than merino. This corriedale is an excellent yarn for a sturdy cardigan. It won’t pill. It’s hardy and warm. The breeder requested that a bit of lanolin be left in, so it’s nice on my hands and the sweater will be a little bit waterproof. Since it’s a sturdy cardigan for my husband (modeled on the Dude sweater) I expect it to wear very well. It knits for me at about 16 & 1/2 stitches to 4” on 5.5mm needles in stockinette.

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Product Details

This 100% Corriedale wool yarn comes in worsted and fingering weight. It is just waiting to be a cozy blanket or 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.

Tara, the ewe from whom this Spoiled Sheep, natural brown yarn comes.

Tara is a natural colored Corriedale, and one of the Rose Butte flock's mothers. She has a lovely soft, lofty wool in shades of dark to medium cocoa. Though shy around people, she can usually be found bossing around the other sheep, especially her children. None of the sheep are ever far from Tara's watchful eye.

"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

Yarn Details

Weight: 

Tara 2012: Worsted (11 WPI)

Tara 2013: Worsted (11 WPI)

Tara 2015: Fingering (20 WPI)

Tara 2017: Sport (14 WPI)

 

Texture: 2-Ply

Put up: Twisted Hank

Fiber Content: 100% Corriedale Wool

Unit Weight: 100 grams

Yardage: 200 yards/182 meters

Gauge: 

Tara 2012: 4.75-5.25 stitches per inch

Tara 2013: 4.75-5.25 stitches per inch

Tara 2015: 7-8 stitches per inch

Tara 2017: 6-7 stitches per inch 

Recommended Needle Size: 

Tara 2012: US7 (4.5mm) - US8 (5mm)

Tara 2013: US7 (4.5mm) - US8 (5mm)

Tara 2015: US1 (2.25mm) - US3 (3.25mm)

Tara 2017: US3 (3.25mm) - US4 (3.5mm)

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.