Gulf Coast Native Limited Edition
Gulf Coast Native were once a feral sheep, ubiquitous in the Southeast. They are descendants of the earliest sheep brought to the US by Spanish and French explorers. Later, when Virginia settlers migrated south, these ‘natives’ were crossed with traditional British breeds.
GCN are hardy, acclimated to heat and humidity. They can forage in woods as well as pasture, and they’re unfussy, but good, mothers. Because of their large genetic pool, the sheep often vary in appearance and color, their fleeces in thickness and fiber length. When selected and bred for fiber, they provide a creamy, lustrous fleece, with a reasonably soft hand.
Yardage: Approx. 265 yds [242 m] / 100g skein
Gauge: 5.5 sts per inch on size US 4 needle / 5 sts per inch on size US 6 needle
Yardage: Approx. 178 yds [163 m] / 100g skein
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch on size US 7 needle / 3.75 sts per inch on size US 9 needle
Fiber: Undyed 100% Gulf Coast Native | Georgia, US
Spun: Upstate New York
Free Download of Lucy or Clara Hat by Pam Allen
This yarn includes an automatic free download of the Lucy or Clara Hat: Lucy, worked in the sport weight, 2-ply version of Gulf Coast Native, yields a more delicate cabled hat than Clara, the version made in the Aran weight, 3-ply. Both patterns require 1 skein of GCN.