Norfolk Horn Aran from Blacker Yarns

Norfolk Horn Aran

from Blacker Yarns
Aran (8 wpi) ?
75 yards
(69 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
18.0 sts
= 4 inches
100% Wool - Norfolk Horn
plied

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 on even 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 yarn influenced by the dark hairs of the wool.