Heirloom Aran is an aran weight (heavy worsted) 3 ply wool yarn which comes from our flock of Leicester Longwool sheep. All our yarns are natural-color... just the way our Heritage and Rare Breed sheep grew it for you. This one is a lovely creamy white color produced by our flock. It's perfect for knitting heirloom cables and other intricate designs as Leicester Longwool yarn has a gorgeous luster and great stitch definition. Each skein is approximately 250 yds.
All of our wool is grown on our PA Century Farm which has been in my family for over 100 years. The farm is also on the National Register of Historic Places. We are committed to raising the more unusual livestock, rather than following the crowd and raising the big commercial sheep with yucky wool and tasteless meat. We hope you will support us in our mission.
For more information about rare and heritage breeds, please visit the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy at www.livestockconservancy.org or www.leicesterlongwool.org and thanks for looking at our little 'shop'.