Plum & Hundreds & Thousands Roussin Worsted

Roussin Worsted

£24.00

Fibre: Roussin

Farm: Hedgefield Zwartbles, Clipping Year: 2017, Weight: Worsted

Meterage: 160m/100g, Suggested Needles: 4-6mm

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Roussin are a compact hardy commercial breed of sheep, originally bred in France, with a medium staple length and tight fleece.  The breed were developed from Normandy breed, Roussin de la Hague, in the 1920s with the addition of Dishley Leicetser, Suffolk and Southdown blood.  Their fleece definitely shares characteristics with Suffolk and Southdown. When Jim and Linda of Hedgefield Zwartbles introduced a small number of Roussin to their flock in 2017 I decided to have a very small limited edition spin  – especially since Linda, who is a keen knitter, was keen to have some of her own fleece back as yarn.

This yarn has been beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders and has a medium, plump and crisp handle.

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: Worsted | Rec. Needles: 3-6mm

Plum (lac & logwood)

Roussin

Farm:
Hedgefield Zwartbles

Metres per 100g:
160/100g

Hundreds & Thousands (cochineal, cutch, hibiscus)

Roussin

Farm:
Hedgefield Zwartbles

Metres per 100g:
160/100g

  1. Black Isle Yarns are gently and minimally processed by The Border Mill from real animals who enjoy an outdoor life (in beautiful surroundings, lucky beasts!) – consequently you may find the odd bit of vegetation in your yarn, these are easy to remove as you knit and, if you’re lucky enough to find some, I hope will remind you of the special animals who have grown your yarn!
  2. I do my best to show the yarn colours as accurately as possible but please be aware that colours do vary from monitor to monitor
  3. Your yarn should be gently hand washed in cool water using pH neutral wool wash such as Eucalan or Soak. This may seem time consuming at first but should soon become an enjoyable part of working with a gently treated natural product.