Enchanted - DORSET Handspun Bulky Weight 2 Ply Handspun Yarn
-WPI = 7
-Approx 108 yards 4oz
-Navy, grey, light brown, sky blue, olive green
A very common breed in Saskatchewan and on the Canadian Prairies. Dorset.These sheep are often overlooked in the fibre category as they are mainly bred for their meat. As a result, many people skip over the down breeds when they see them at a fibre festival. Big mistake. Yes, they aren't known for their softness and definitely not for lustre as they are neither. BUT if you are looking for the absolutely perfect yarn for mitts, this is it. You get bulk, without the weight, excellent insulation, durability and its practically machine washable. Would also make the best hat (or toque as we call it) or even slippers. Don't needlessly ignore the down breeds - they are a hidden gem in the wool world.
Items made from this yarn should be handwashed. A great product for this is SOAK which you can also find in my shop. I also use it to set the twist in all my skeins.