Skein #10 Wool Thick Woolen Yarn

51 m 28 g 1800 m/kg
3.5 w/cm 8.5 w/in
Size Determination: Thick

Suffolk fleece

Reason for choice of this sample
This fleece was in good condition for a non-fiber animal, a flock from a local demonstration farm park. It is springy and the staple length is not too long for a woolen yarn. Suffolk is a meat sheep with a medium, lofty fleece.

Forest Home Farms shearing day — San Ramon, California

Preparation for spinning
Scour and flick to remove VM. Drum card and make into large rolags.

Equipment used
Dog brush, drum carder, spindle wheel

Type of spinning
Unsupported long draw

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Wet blocked

Suggested uses
This yarn is designed to be thick blanket weft. It will tend to stay lofty because Suffolk wool does not felt well. It can also be used for crochet blankets and sweaters, or knit in a pattern suitable for single ply yarns.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 50
Examiner 2: 48

Both commented on inconsistancies in the yarn, but even slight differences are more obvious in a thicker yarn without extra twist to compact the fibers. I tried to get as soft and low twist as possible for this one.