With its long staple length, coopworth fleece is ideal for making gansey yarn. The many plies of this semi-worsted yarn create increased durability and stitch definition, making it perfect for socks, gloves, and ganseys. The fleece for my coopworth yarn comes from Buckwheat Blossom Farm, a horse powered biodynamic farm in Wiscasset, Maine, where in addition to running a fantastic winter CSA, they have a small flock of coopworth sheep.
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Gauge: 29 to 32 stiches and 40 rows per 4 inches on 2.5mm needles.
Length: approx. 240 yds
$30/sk. dyed, $28.50 undyed.
5 Ply Coopworth Gansey Yarn overdyes to lovely, every-so-slightly heathered shades. (Above dyed with indigo, right dyed with madder root).