Handspun OBLAK Romney, superchunky yarn, 400g

Super-thick wool yarn made from Slovak wool for all your big ambitious projects!

We have upgraded our OBLAK ROMNEY to a giant skein of bold 2-ply yarn. It's great for quick knitting or weaving - rugs, blankets, throws, as well as hats or neckwarmers for frosty weather. It is great for adding texture to knitted sweaters as well!

Since thick yarns run out quickly and don't bind up well, we've hand spun a straight, 400g skein on a spinning wheel so that you have yarn in one piece and no knots :-)

55.00 €


  • Color: undyed, natural
  • Structure: unspun/roving
  • Yarn weight: cca 130m / 400g, chunky
  • Content: 100% romney wool
  • Sample: 10x10cm: 6 stitches x 10 rows
  • Needles: 10mm (according to individual tension)
  • Delivery: hand-rewound and labeled skein. 

DYEING AND FELTING combined will also work great with OBLAK, we don't even have to discuss that, do we?

  • this might be a bit advanced craft, but by combination of dyeing and felting, you can get an amazing material for cushions, rugs or weaving! However, we recommend extra careful handling while dyeing.

Romney marsh kent wool

Romney fleece can be one of the nicest things in the world of wool for several reasons:

1. It is soft and compact, without guard hair

2. It reaches a length of 15-20 cm, which supports its smoothness and durability in the yarn

3. It has a silky smooth surface and lustre

4. It felts perfectly!

As it combines softness, length, strength and smoothness, it is one of the best universally usable breedspecific wool. You can make anything with it: sweaters, hats, gloves, socks or scarves, shawls, cowls, home textiles or bags, or anything felted.

Although it does not reach exactly merino softness, it is softer than our other breedspecific wool, it is pleasant to wear on the body and is often tolerated even by sensitive skin types :-)

Romney marsh kent sheep (sometimes referred to as "kents") were bred in England. They were bred in wetlands - marshes, to be resilient to (especially hoof) diseases from the moist ground.

Romney is a meat breed with larger body frame, so there is also a decent amount of wool after shearing, 3-5 kg.

The breeding process also unified the wool, so of undercoat and guard hair (which usually need to be separated). Romney has beautiful consistent fleece.

Breeding Romney sheep was therefore especially successful: it belongs at the same time to fine-wool, meat and long-wool breeds.

  • We write more about wool maintenance HERE.
  • We write more about the properties of sheep wool HERE.
  • We write more about the romney breedspecific wool HERE.