This 100% wool Romney yarn, which comes in DK, sport, and fingering weight, 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.
Ezzie is one of the founding members of the Rose Butte Ranch flock. With four children, and three grand-sheep, she is truly the grandmother of the flock. Ezzie is a champion natural colored Romney ewe with a lovely grey fleece. Due to her advanced age, Ezzie no longer produces enough fleece for yarn, and so enjoys her time grazing with her family and enjoying her retirement. Be sure to get a hold of some of her fabulous yarn while you still can.
"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: Ezzie 2012: DK (14 WPI)
Ezzie 2013: Sport (17 WPI)
Ezzie 2014: Fingering (20 WPI)
Put up: Twisted Hank
Fiber Content: 100% Romney Wool
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Yardage: 200 yards-182 meters
Gauge: Ezzie 2012: 5.5 - 6 stitches per inch
Ezzie 2013: 6 - 7 stitches per inch
Ezzie 2014: 7 - 8 stitches per inch
Recommended Needle Size: Ezzie 2012: US 5 - 6 (3.75 - 4 mm)
Ezzie 2013: US 3 - 5 (3.25 - 3.75 mm)
Ezzie 2014: US 1 - 3 (2.25 - 3.25 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.