This 100% wool Romney/Rambouillet DK weight yarn 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.
Daphne, the sheep whose fleece this particular yarn comes from, is one of the youngest sheep in the flock. She is a beautiful Romney/Rambouillet cross. When Daphne was born she was so tiny that she had to be bottle fed for the first few days, as she was not strong enough to stand up and eat by herself. Although she is still a little bit petite, she has grown up strong, and is the most independent sheep in the flock. She produces a lovely grey-brown fleece like her mother and grandmother, but with a smaller, loftier crimp due to her Rambouillet heritage.
"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: Daphne 2014: DK (14 WPI)
Daphne 2015: DK (14 WPI)
Daphne 2016: DK (13 WPI)
Texture: 2 - Ply
Put up: Twisted Hank
Fiber Content: 100% Romney/Rambouillet Cross
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Yardage: 200 yards-182 meters
Gauge: Daphne 2014: 5.5 - 6 stitches per inch
Daphne 2015: 5.5 - 6 stitches per inch
Daphne 2016: 5.5 - 6 stitches per inch
Recommended Needle Size: Daphne 2014: US 5 - 6 (3.75 - 4 mm)
Daphne 2015: US 5 - 6 (3.75 - 4 mm)
Daphne 2016: US 5 - 6 (3.75 - 4 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.