This yarn is spun from Falkland wool roving that bought from the Yarn Wench. This is one of two rovings I bought from her and it won't be my last. I love her sense of color and I really enjoyed spinning the Falkland wool.
Falkland wool refers to wool grown in the Falkland Islands. It comes from a variety of different sheep and there can be a range of softness and staple length of the fiber. The fiber that the Yarn Wench has a staple length of 2.75-4.5 inches and a micron count of 26. Micron count refers to the average fiber diameter. The smaller the number the finer the fiber. These numbers are similar to merino and this yarn is definitely soft enough to wear next to your skin.
I don't know what I'll knit with this yet. I may combine it with next weeks selection for a nice striped scarf.
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Falkland Wool
Fiber Source: The Yarn Wench
Skein Weight: 4.2 ounces
Skein Length: 250 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash, 1 knot in skein