- Structure: 2-ply
- Yarnweight: 330m / 100g, sport
- Content: 30% slovak suffolk wool and 70% czech Romney wool
- Sample: 10x10cm: 25 stitches x 32 rows
- Needles: 2.5 - 3.5mm (according to individual tension)
- Delivery: hand-rewound and labeled ball
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 wool
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.
Suffolk breedspecific wool
Suffolk wool is flexible, very durable, almost universal and of course warm and healthy.
As a "golden middle" among different types of wool, it is perfect for outerwear: vests, sweaters, socks and gloves. The more resilient customers (skin-sensitivity-wise) will easily tolerate a scarf, hat or turtleneck, and those sensitive ones can always use it well for bags, slippers or home textile accessories.
The wool of the suffolk breed even belongs among those fibers that are not so easily felted. This can be an advantage in the maintenance of finished products, since there is much lower risk of felting during washing. If you would like to felt it, you can, but it will take a little longer than felting merino :-)