100% Polwarth yarn. Polwarth yarn is exceptionally soft and appealing, and has nice body and feel to it in your hand. I do not know the sheep, but this Polwarth is from New Zealand, and when this wool is available, I am happy to buy it. Hand spun hand dyed. 7.76 oz. 270 yards Worsted weight 2-ply yarn 4 - 5 stitches per inch Needles #7 - 9 Hand wash lukewarm water and mild shampoo.