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 fine wools and other causes, 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. 

Cotswold yarn is:

   - High luster with a shine that seems to light the yarn from within

   - Strong and can handle wear and abrasion without pilling

   - Smooth, with very little elasticity

   - Substantial yet supple, providing good drape to finished goods

Our yarn is currently created in two weights - a 3-ply bulky and a 3-ply sportweight. There are also a few skeins listed of prior, different weights.




Cotswold Wool Yarn
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All natural color yarn prices are $3.50 per ounce.

DYED yarn prices are $4.50 per ounce.

Core spun - $59 per bump cream, $69 per bump dyed.

Natural White 3-ply bulky

Dyed 3-ply bulky

Natural Gray Sportweight

Natural White 3-ply Sportweight

Dyed 3-ply Sportweight

Natural White 3-ply Worsted

Dyed 3-ply Worsted

Odd Lots Yarn

Core Spun Yarn



Natural white 3-ply bulky yarn

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Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$22.75

 

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Natural creamy white, squishable but sturdy, high luster.

 

skein of white Cotswold bulky yarn


Hand dyed 3-ply bulky yarn

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Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$29.25

2 skeins available

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Orange, lemon and tangerine shades.

Bright and happy!

 

 

 

Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$29.25

2 skeins available

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Vibrant 'hunter orange'.

Not for the shy!

 

 

Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$29.25

2 skeins available

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Deep red with a purple undertone and a few lighter splashes.  Yum!

 

 

 

Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$29.25

1 skein available

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Just as the name says - solid blue/green teal color.

 

 

 

Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$29.25

2 skeins available

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Deepest, darkest purple/black.  Darker than this - had to turn up the brightness to see it!

 

 

 

Skein size:

6.5 oz. / 190 g

115 yd /105 m

9 wpi

$29.25

2 skeins available

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Got a little crazy here - salmon/orange with burgundy purple - send in the clowns!

 

"Citrus"

bulky yarn Citrus

"Don't Shoot Me"

bulky yarn Don't Shoot Me

"Cranberry Sauce"

Bulky yarn Cranberry Sauce

"Teal"

bulky yarn Teal

"Midnight"

bulky yarn Midnight

"Circus Tent "

bulky yarn Circus Tent

 

 

Natural gray 3-ply sportweight yarn

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Skein size:

4.5 oz. / 120g

~225 yd / 205 m

17 wpi

$15.75

 

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Solid medium gray with high luster.  Rich, almost metallic looking.

 

gray Cotswold yarn




Natural White 3-ply sportweight yarn

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Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$19.25

 

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Natural creamy white, high luster.

 

Cotswold yarn sportweight natural


 
Hand dyed 3-ply sportweight yarn

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Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

1 skein available

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Just as the name says - solid blue/green teal color.

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

2 skeins available

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Soft purple with pink undertones.

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

1 skein available

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Slightly mottled shades of gold, blonde and soft yellow.

 

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

6 skeins available

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Hot cherry red, orange and blips of bright yellow.  Hot!

 

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

3 skeins available

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Deep spruce green shading up to olive.

 

 

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

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Earthy brown, gold, wheat and gray.

 

 

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

6 skeins available

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Blueberries and red raspberries, ripe and ready to pick.

 

 

 

Skein size:

5.5 oz. / 160 g

~250 yd / 227 m

15 wpi

$24.75

5 skeins available

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Warm shades of walnut, pumpkin, olive and wheat.  I love this colorway!

 

"Teal"

3 ply sportweight Teal

"Plum Wine"

3 ply sportweight Plum Wine

"Golden Retriever"

3 ply sportweight Golden Retriever

"Atomic Fireball "

3 ply sportweight Atomic Fireball

"Piney Woods "

3 ply sportweight Piney Woods

"Bobcat"

3 ply sportweight Bobcat

"Berry Patch"

3 ply sportweight Berry Patch

"Harvest Bounty "

3 ply sportweight Harvest Bounty



 

Natural white 3-ply worsted weight yarn

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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:

7.5 oz. / 220 g

~245 yd / 225 m

$26.25

Sorry, sold out

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Hand dyed 3-ply worsted weight yarn

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Robin's Egg

1 Skein Available

7.5 oz / 220 g

246 yd / 223m

$33.75 each

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Beautiful light blue.

 

 

 

 

Old Gold

2 Skeins Available

7.5 oz / 220 g

246 yd / 223m

$33.75 each

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Rich, lustrous gold.

 

 

 

 

Coral

1 Skein Available

7.5 oz / 220 g

246 yd / 223m

$33.75 each

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Vibrant pinky orange.

 

 

worsted weight Robin's Egg

Robin's Egg

 

worsted weight Old Gold

Old Gold

 

worsted weight Coral

Coral



Odd Lots

Short skeins/different plies



Hand dyed 3-ply sport weight yarn

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Tropical Fruit

1 Skein Available

4.0 oz / 110 g

180 yd / 163 m

$18.00 each

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Peach and orange.

 

 

Spring

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 150g

246 yd / 223 m

$22.50 each

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Buttercup yellow and light blue with short blips of green where those colors blend.

Spring

1 Skein Available

4.0 oz / 110g

171 yd / 155m

$18.00 each

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sportweight Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit

 

 

sportweight Spring

Spring

 

 

Hand dyed 2-ply bulky weight yarn

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Old Gold

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$22.50 each

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Deep, rich gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxblood

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$22.50 each

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A bit darker red than this - more of a primitive red.

 

 

 

 

Seafoam

1 Skein Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$22.50 each

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Pretty bluish green.

 

 

Plum

2 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$22.50 each

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Lovely soft purple with pink undertones.

 

 

 

Emerald Isle

4 Skeins Available

5.0 oz / 140 g

105 yd / 95 m

$22.50 each

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Dark and light greens together.

 

2 ply bulky Old Gold

Old Gold

 

2 ply bulky Oxblood

Oxblood

 

2 ply bulky Seafoam

Seafoam

 

 

Plum Cotswold yarn

Plum

 

2 ply bulky Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle


Core Spun "Gosh Darn Big Yarn!" ©

Core spun yarn is created by wrapping fiber around a central thread.  In this case Cotswold wool has been applied to a cotton cord base.  This yarn is super chunky, "squishy", lustrous, strong, and has just about no elasticity so it won't stretch.  Use in weaving, crochet or knitting (size 17 needles work well) to make mats, rugs, trivets, baskets or the popular uber-thick wearables!

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Natural - Cream

2 Bumps Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$59.00 each

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Natural creamy white.

 

 

Hot Blooded

1 Bump Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$69.00 each

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Shades of wine and crimson.

 

Autumn Glow

1 Bump Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$69.00 each

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Warm oranges, reds, walnut and olive.

 

October Quiet

1 Bump Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$69.00 each

Sorry, sold

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Spruce, browns and subdued yellows.

 

Emerald Mine

1 Bump Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$69.00 each

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Bright grass to dark pine greens.

 

 

Tiger Stripe

1 Bump Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$69.00 each

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Warm orange shading to dark brown/black.

 

 

Peacock

1 Bump Available

3 wpi

~ 1.75 lbs

~ 100 yds

$69.00 each

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Jewel tone blues, violet and turquoise.

 

"Cream"

Core spun yarn white

"Hot Blooded "

core spun yarn Hot Blooded

"Autumn Glow "

core spun yarn Autumn Glow

"October Quiet "

core spun yarn October Quiet

"Emerald Mine "

core spun yarn Emerald Mine

"Tiger Stripe "

core spun yarn Tiger Stripe

"Peacock"

core spun yarn Peacock



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

 
 

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