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This yarn is spun from roving imported from the UK which feels as though it might be a very fine Shetland, but I don't have verification on that. It’s a very deep brown, almost black, with the tiniest hints of lighter color. It spun very evenly into a smooth and shiny yarn, with quite a nice sheen.

The listing is for two 2-ply skeins, with a total weight of 11.3 oz., spun at an average of 1170 ypp (yards per pound). The total yardage for the skein is approximately 830 yards. This yarn wraps at 12-14.

Shetland are small, hardy sheep likely descended from Scottish Dunface. Their wool is extremely variable, able to make sturdy yarns for sweaters, or cobweb and lace yarns (from select neck wool) for knitted shawls that can be drawn through a wedding band! This is well-crimped UK Shetland wool, that is soft and bouncy when spun.

See my Store Policy FAQs section for further knitting gauge suggestions for various yard weights and care instructions for different fibers.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: Shetland wool (likely)
Weight: 11.3 oz.
Length: Approx. 830 yards
YPP: Approx. 1170
WPI: Approx. 12-14
Ply: 2 ply
Ilga Jansons
Michael Dryfoos

Handspun yarn - BLACK SHEEP - Natural color Shetland wool, DK weight. 830 yds.

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