Wool, the fleece of a sheep, is a wonderful fiber for handknit garments. A natural protein fiber, Wool is probably the most popular choice of fibers when warmth, weather proofing and durability are desired. Wool is warm and cosy in winter and if certain finer breeds are chosen it can be comfortably cool is spring and even summer.
Wool is warm, even when wet, absorbs moisture and takes dyes very well although it also comes in many different natural colours. Wool which has been carefully washed will still contain some of the natural lanolin. Lanolin is very good for our skin and adds a degree of weather proofing to our hand knits.
…. more about the sheep and our wool

Rare Sheep Breeds and Breed Specific Wool Yarns: I am working on some very special handsun yarn right now Rare breeds and other breed specific wools and hope to have them available to order soon (Feb – March 2013)

Care: Wool is easily laundered. Please use a gently wool wash such as “Soak”. Wool yarns and garments may be hand washed in lukewarm to cold water. Gently squeeze out excess moisture, roll in a towel to release more moisture and lay flat to dry away from direct heat and sun. Press carefully as required.

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