Kent Worsted

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Kent Worsted

Description

Kent Worsted is a lustrous 2-ply yarn spun from soft, squishy romney wool blended with combed merino top. The resulting yarn is airy and light; knits up into fabric with a gorgeous hand for long wearing sweaters, accessories, or blankets and other home and accessory items. This wool is grown and spun entirely in America.

Kent Worsted Yarn Specs:
  • 60/40% Merino/Romney wool
  • approx 220 yards
  • 4 oz/115 gr ±
  • 3.75 to 4.5 sts per inch
  • needle US 8 - 10 (5.0 to 6.0 mm)
  • made in USA
A Little Bit of History...

Romney sheep are originally from Kent, England and were recognized as "Romney Marsh" or "Kent" in the early 1800s.

England remained the largest exporter of Romney for many years, but in the 1900s other countries followed suit in breeding the imports they received from England. Ours is entirely homegrown and spun here in the US. 

Since this breed originated in the marshy, coastal area of Kent, England, their wool grows long and silky to shelter them from the damp air and harsh ocean winds.

The Romney breed fiber is sought after by knitters and spinners alike for its wide array of natural colors. There is even an American Romney Breeders Association of America that has set standards for the breed colors. Given that we specialize in natural shades, we love the variety that this offers for our Kent line! 

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