The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook calls Border Leicester a "friendly, sturdy wool," and we couldn't agree more! If you've knit with and loved Romney, give this excellent sport-weight longwool from Yankee Rock Farm a try. It's the finer-gauged sibling to their BFL DK.
Its natural luster and shine pairs well with a 2-ply twist for crisp stitch definition. The excellent work of shepherds Colin and Siri puts this Border Leicester yarn on the exceptional side for comfort and softness. It is lighter than some of its heavier longwool cousins and will work up into airy shawls and sweaters!
Choose from 2 natural shades, or 3 rich hues hand-dyed by the shepherds!
About the yarn:
- 100% Border Leicester
- 2-ply sport weight
- 100 grams/300 yards
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About the farm: This phenomenal yarn comes from Siri Swanson and Colin Siegmund, shepherds and breeders of Border Leicester and Finnsheep at Yankee Rock Farm in Orwell, VT. Siri and Colin are also renowned shearers who travel the East Coast and much of the country shearing and caring for flocks of all breed types. "Simply put, we’re captivated by sheep, and we cherish the life we’ve forged as shepherds. We reach each new day with a mindset guided by simplicity to do what’s right for our land, our livestock, and our community."