This 100% wool yarn runs from fingering to 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.
This particular sheep is named Ariana. Ariana is a rare breed - a Leicester Longwool. One of the flock's grandmothers, this beautiful multicolored ewe is very patient with the younger sheep. The large crimp of her fleece produces a very "lively" yarn that is more coarse in diameter but still incredibly soft.
"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: Ariana 12: Sport (16 WPI)
Ariana 13: DK (12 WPI)
Ariana 14: Fingering (18 WPI)
Ariana 15: Sport (17 WPI)
Ariana 17: Sport (16 WPI)
Put up: Twisted Hank
Fiber Content: 100% Leicester Longwool
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Yardage: 200 yards/182 meters
Gauge: Ariana 12: 6 - 7 stitches per inch
Ariana 13: 5.5 - 6 stitches per inch
Ariana 14: 7 - 8 stitches per inch
Ariana 15: 6 - 7 stitches per inch
Ariana 17: 6-7 per stitch
Recommended Needle Size:
Ariana 12: US 3 - 5 (3.25 - 3.75 mm)
Ariana 13: US 5 - 6 (3.75 - 4 mm)
Ariana 14: US 1 - 3 (2.25 - 3.25 mm)
Ariana 15: US 3 - 5 (3.25 - 3.75 mm)
Ariana 17: US 3 - 5 (3.25 - 3.75 mm)
Care Instructions: Hand wash room temperature, air dry flat
Country of Origin: United States
Due to the nature of this yarn, each skein is slightly thick and thin and may vary slightly in average weight from skein to skein. Please make sure you swatch before beginning your project to find the right needle size for you.
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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.