a rare breed indeed!


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If those faces do not excite you…well, that would be sad!  With great joy and enthusiasm, we welcome to Knit1 the wool of the Hebridean and Manx Loaghtan sheep.  These two glorious animals have been on the endangered species list and their survival depends on the production and sale of the wool they produce.  That is just one reason for you to use this amazing fingering weight fiber.

Rosy Green Wool supplies us – just one time a year – with a limited selection from each breed.  Their wool is mixed with the softest Patagonian Merino wool (also a rare fiber) to produce a yarn that Kathy exclaims is as soft as any she has used.

I want to tell you everything about these glorious animals but Rosy Green already has described it well and there is no reason for me to edit.  If you are interested in reading about endangered species and how they are being saved please use these links.    manx merino fine      heb merino fine

The yarns are in the Shop in 14 colors – all that are offered.  They sell out almost immediately.  As I write this, three colors already are unavailable except in the few local yarns shops that may still have them – like Knit1. We can get no more until next year and not in the same colorways.

All of this is to say that what you knit with this great yarn will be beautiful and will come with a rich and extraordinary story.

Celebrate this rare opportunity and rare breeds with us!

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