California Red Limited Edition

$35.00

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  • Product Description

      Now available for pre-order! This small batch, limited edition yarn will begin shipping June 25, 2020. Purchase includes free download of Sienna Hat by Pam Allen!


      California Red are a recent breed, developed in California in the 1970s. They are the result of mating Tunis sheep (wooly fleece) with Barbados (a sheep with hair instead of wool). The idea was to create a breed that would be good for meat, with no bothersome fleece to shear. Happily for the sheep–and for us–the experiment was a failure. California Red turned out to be a wonderful fiber animal, with fine, abundant fleece that is soft to the touch, durable, and comes undyed, with a slight cinnamon tint.

      Specifications

      Light worsted weight
      Yardage: Approx. 260 yds [237 m] / 100g skein
      Gauge: 5 sts per inch on US 7 needle
      Spin: 3-ply

      Provenance

      Fiber: 100% Undyed California Red Wool | Upstate New York, US
      Spun: Upstate New York

       

      Free Download of Sienna Hat by Pam Allen
      This pattern includes an automatic free download of the Sienna Hat: an easy-as-pie hat, worked in plushy half brioche stitch from bottom edge to crown. One version goes straight up with shaping at the very top; the other has a fold-over brim and a fitted crown.


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