Cotswold Wool Yarn
Yarn of Rare Beauty from a Rare Breed of Sheep


Renowned for centuries in Britain for its beauty and utility, Cotswold wool production funded the construction of the great cathedrals and churches, and literally helped England become the country it is today. Cotswold sheep were introduced to the US in the mid-1800s.

Cotswold wool has long been referred to as

"the golden fleece" both for its creamy color and its great value.  Usurped from favor in the early 1900's by the then-trendy fine wools, the Cotswold breed dwindled to near extinction.  Resurrected at the very brink, the Cotswold today is enjoying a comeback, but is still considered rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy - meaning that there are fewer than 1,000  annual North American registrations,

and estimated fewer than 5,000 purebred animals existing worldwide. Borrowing from the "golden fleece" legend, we are pleased to offer "Golden Sheep Yarn" © - 100% pure Cotswold wool yarn exclusively from our flock.

Fleece from our Cotswold sheep flock is carefully skirted and sorted by hand to ensure that only sound, clean, long-stapled fiber goes into our yarn.  The natural white yarn is not snow white, but rather a warm cream or ivory color. My brother calls it "candlelight" and I think that's the perfect description of the color.



Our Cotswold yarn is milled by Stonehedge Farm and Fiber Mill whose expertise with long-stapled fiber really highlights the natural luster of this lovely long wool. Sometimes called Poor Man's Mohair, Cotswold has arguably the most shine of all wools, and takes dye wonderfully.  It is a strong, supple yarn with a feeling of substance to it, and will drape nicely. 

Our yarn is created in four weights - a single ply worsted weight, a 2-ply bulky, a 3-ply worsted weight and a 3-ply sportweight. All natural white yarn is sold at $4.00 per ounce. Dyed yars is $5.00 per ounce.




Cotswold Wool Yarn
 - - - Pricing - - -

All natural, white yarn prices are $4 per ounce.

DYED yarn prices are $5 per ounce.

More wool has gone to the mill - yarn should be returning by early September!

Natural White 2-ply bulky weight yarn

 

Swatched into a 4X4 inch square, using knitting needles size

10, (6 mm), this yarn yielded

13 sts and 18 rows. Using

crochet hook size J, (10), (6 mm), this yarn yielded

12 sts and 14 rows.

Skein size:

4.5 oz. / 130 g

108 yd /98 m

$18.00

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Dyed 2-ply bulky weight yarn

 

Old Gold

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Violets

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Spruce

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Oxblood

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Seafoam

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Blue Skies

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Plum

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Emerald Isle

4 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$25.00 each

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Old Gold

 

Violets

 

Spruce

 

Oxblood

 

Seafoam

 

Blue Skies

 

Plum

 

Emerald Isle



 



Natural White single ply worsted weight yarn

 

Swatched into a 4X4 inch square, using knitting needles size 3, (3.25 mm), this yarn yielded 22 sts and 28 rows. Using crochet hook size

H, (8), (5 mm), this yarn yielded 14 sts and 20 rows.

 

Skein size:

5.0 oz. / 150 g

~250 yd / 230 m

$20.00

 

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Dyed single ply worsted weight yarn

 

 

Orchid Bouquet

3 Skeins Available

5.5 oz / 150 g

250 yd / 227m

$27.50 each

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Autumn Leaf

1 Skein Available

5.5 oz / 150 g

250 yd / 227m

$27.50 each

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Lipstick

3 Skeins Available

5.5 oz / 150 g

250 yd / 227m

$27.50 each

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Orchid Bouquet

 

Autumn Leaf

 

Lipstick



 



Natural White 3-ply worsted weight yarn

 

Swatched into a 4X4 inch square, using knitting needles size 8, (5 mm), this yarn

yielded 15 sts and 22 rows. Using crochet hook size

I, (9), (5 mm), this yarn

yielded 14 sts and 18 rows.

 

Skein size:

8 oz. / 220 g

~245 yd / 225 m

$30.00

 

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Dyed 3-ply worsted weight yarn

 

 

Robin's Egg

1 Skein Available

7.5 oz / 220 g

246 yd / 223m

$37.50 each

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Old Gold

2 Skeins Available

7.5 oz / 220 g

246 yd / 223m

$37.50 each

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Really Pink

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

160 yd / 145m

$25.00

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Coral

1 Skein Available

7.5 oz / 220 g

246 yd / 223m

$37.50 each

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Raw Salmon

1 Skein Available

4.5 oz / 130 g

142 yd / 129 m

$22.50 each

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Robin's Egg

 

Old Gold

 

Really Pink

 

Coral

 

Raw Salmon



 



Natural White 3-ply sport weight yarn

 

Swatched into a 4X4 inch square, using knitting needles

size 2, (2.75 mm), this yarn yielded 24 sts and 32 rows. Using crochet hook size

G, (6), (4.25 mm), this yarn

yielded 16 sts and 20 rows.

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160g

~250 yd / 227 m

$22.00

 

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Dyed 3-ply sport weight yarn

 

 

Pharoah's Robes

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 150g

246 yd / 223m

$25.00 each

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Chocolate Cherry

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 150g

246 yd / 223m

$25.00 each

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Tropical Fruit

1 Skein Available

4.0 oz / 110 g

180 yd / 163 m

$20.00 each

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Spring

3 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 150g

246 yd / 223 m

$25.00 each

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Spring

1 Skein Available

3.5 oz / 110g

171 yd / 155m

$17.50 each

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Queen of Sheba

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 150g

246 yd / 223m

$25.00 each

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Pharoah's Robes

 

Chocolate Cherry

 

Tropical Fruit

 

Spring

 

Spring

 

Queen of Sheba

 



For further information on Cotswold sheep please visit http://www.cotswoldsheep.us.com/
     
   

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