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North Ronaldsay sheep are a unique breed of sheep that are found on the remote island of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. These sheep pre-date the Iron Age and are known for their distinctive mottled fleece and their unusual diet, which consists primarily of seaweed. North Ronaldsay is the northernmost island of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. This quiet destination is renowned for its unique breed of sheep and offers an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

The wool of North Ronaldsay sheep is highly valued and utilised for various purposes. Despite the coarseness of their fleece, North Ronaldsay wool is sought after for its unique qualities and versatility. The wool from North Ronaldsay sheep is known for its exceptional insulation properties, making it ideal for warm and durable garments. It has a naturally water-resistant quality, which helps protect the sheep from the harsh coastal climate. Due to the high lanolin content in their wool, it has excellent moisture-wicking capabilities, ensuring that the sheep stay dry even in damp conditions. This fibre can be sorted into shades of white, pale grey, dark grey and brown grey for spinning or blended to the naturally heathered yarns.

North Ronaldsay

4-ply and DK
Softness (of 1-3) Yarn Softness Level 1 Yarn Softness Level 2
100% Pure Wool
North Ronaldsay
4-ply and DK
Ball/Skein Length
4-ply 175m 190yds, DK 110m 119yds
4-ply 11UK, 3US DK 8UK, 6US
4-ply 3mm, DK 4mm
4-ply 28sts x 34rows, DK 20sts x 28 rows
Finish: Woollen or Worsted

North Ronaldsay


  • 4-ply
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