Cotswold x Romney Fingering Weight from Upton Yarns
Cotswold x Romney Fingering Weight
Upton Yarns
Light Fingering ?
22
105 yards
(96 meters)
25 grams
(0.88 ounces)
8.0 to 11.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 000 - 2 or 1.5 - 2.75mm
50% Wool - Romney
50% Wool - Cotswold
semi-worsted
  • Color:
  • Semi-solid
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed, Natural dyes, Undyed
  • Put up:
  • Winding required

I have long wanted to create a fine, semi-worsted yarn suitable for fine color-work (like Sanquhar knitting). These Cotswold x Romney fleeces, with their long staple and good crimp, were perfect for this project. To increase its durability and stitch definition the yarn is semi-worsted and three-plied.

At 13 stitches per inch the resulting fabric is dense and perfect for mittens/gloves. I am eying my 11 stitches per inch swatch and planning a vest or sweater. It does have a slight halo, but I suspect that that will quickly wear away.

Like all my dyed yarn, I used only plant based dyes (organic when possible) and a few assists to achieve bright, light fast colors.