From the era of the 1950’s, before synthetics, wool was an integral part of the clothing industry. A New Zealand researcher, Ian Coop, developed a new breed of sheep by combining Romneys and Border Leicesters to enhance productivity to meet market demands. The resulting fiber/yarn was lustrous and long, coarse, yet very durable. Please note: even within breeds, the characteristics may be somewhat different due to their upbringing and environment.
Sheepscot Harbor Yarns – Coopworth:
- 190-200 yards per skein
- Worsted/aran weight
- Size 6-8 needles