This 100% Romney wool yarn comes in sport and fingering 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.
Jocie is part of the original Rose Butte Ranch flock. She is a purebred natural colored Romney with a lovely grey fleece. Jocie's fleeces have won best of show and state champion ribbons back in her show days. Though no longer a part of the Rose Butte flock, her sons Jake and Joe are still keeping the family line strong. We are so lucky to have some of her lovely yarn to offer. Get it while it lasts.
"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: Jocie 2012: Sport (15 WPI)
Jocie 2013: Fingering/Sock (18 WPI)
Jocie 2014: Fingering/Sock (18 WPI)
Put up: Twisted Hank
Fiber Content: 100% Romney Wool
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Yardage: 200 yards/182 meters
Gauge: Jocie 2012: 6-7 stitches per inch
Jocie 2013: 7-8 stitches per inch
Jocie 2014: 7-8 stitches per inch
Recommended Needle Size: Jocie 2012: US3 (3.25mm) - US5 (3.75mm)
Jocie 2013: US1 (2.25mm) - US3 (3.25mm)
Jocie 2014: US1 (2.25mm) - US3 (3.25mm)
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.