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Norfolk Horn Aran Yarn

Softness (of 1-3)*
firm
Fibre: medium
medium

Availability: In stock

£7.20

Details

Details

With Rare Breed Society support and careful breeding, the breed has recovered from Critical status and is now classified as At Risk.
Fibre medium
Breed Norfolk Horn
Ball/skein length Aran c.50g c.70m (c.76yds)
Yarn Thickness Aran
Finish: woollen or worsted Woollen
Package approx. 50g balls
Handle medium

Back Story

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The Norfolk Horn sheep have black faces and legs and magnificent curling horns on both rams and ewes. Well suited to flat land and cold winds, they thrive even on poor land. When cross-bred in the nineteenth century with the Southdown, they produced the popular Suffolk breed. They became very rare and when first classifed as such there were scarcely a dozen registered animals. With Rare Breed Society support and careful breeding, the breed has recovered from Critical status and is now classified as At Risk. The short, dense wool varies from white to quite fawn, with younger sheep in particular having a mottled fleece. Our selection of finer, younger fleeces has produced a smooth, bulky, low twist, rich ivory, almost porridge-coloured, yarn influenced by the dark hairs of the wool. This yarn is probably soft enough to wear next to the skin and has great stitch definition.

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