Washed Steel Gray Romney Wool Locks Superram Graham

SuperRam Graham, washed stainless steel locks Romney wool, 4 oz total (120 gm). This is the same wonderful wool from Dee at PeeperHollow Farm also featured in several other yarns on this site. The micron count has been listed by Dee at 36, but the handle of this fleece is so soft and silky, it does not seem to do it justice. There is outstanding luster. The staple length is 5.5 in. It is a gorgeous color and has no VM present, as Dee jackets her fleeces and is very meticulous. This fiber could be prepared in any number of ways to spin, and I have tried a couple of spinning techniques so far. However, if you usually use prepared roving and have not spun directly from the lock, here is the fleece to try it on. I did not even flick card the tips of the locks, just lightly tease open the ends of the lock with your fingers and spin directly without further ado.

I am offering a small amount of this fleece because it is really a treat. Romney wool is versatile and lends itself to many applications. It does not felt as easily as a finer wool, but it should be handled with precautions anyway, no agitation. I have found all the yarn spun thus far from this wool to be comfortable next to my neck, for example, but it is certainly not the kind of wool one usually would consider for next to skin wear. However, due to staple length and strength of the fibers, it would make gorgeous yarn for laceweight in a scarf or shawl, and it would show up stitches beautifully spun worsted. Enjoy.

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