Skein #7 Wool Medium Worsted Yarn

32 m 28 g 1150 m/kg
7 w/cm 18 w/in
Size Determination: Medium

Cotswold fleece

Reason for choice of this sample
This fleece is long and strong, too coarse for a fine yarn and too long for woolen. Cotswold is a fiber sheep with a long, lustrous fleece.


Preparation for spinning
Scoured and flicked

Equipment used
Dog brush, flyer spinning wheel

Type of spinning
Short forward draft

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Washed and blocked

Suggested uses
Weft for dense fabrics, such as for table mats. It can be used as warp if it is sized to protect the low twist surface. Use with a matching matte finish weft for subtle patterns. This yarn is heavy and better suited to decorating fabrics than garments. A plied yarn can be used for deep pile rugs. The stiff fiber resists twisting and the yarn will barely hold a knot, but once woven the rug will be thick and plush.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 54
Examiner 2: 54

This yarn came out exactly as it should, although it's a pretty large yarn for me and I didn't like spinning it. The long, stiff fibers don't like to behave, so I gave up on combing. I still have some of this fiber left but I have no idea what I might do with it.