Is polwarth yarn soft?
Polwarth wool is well regarded for its application in woolcraft. The longer staple length, up to 130mm, makes it easy for handspinning and felting. The wool is soft enough to wear against skin, and is known for its drape.
What is polwarth fiber?
Polwarth is a crossbreed of Merino and Lincoln sheep, developed in the 1880’s. Polwarth fleece is characterised by its long staple length, low wax, softness and lustre, making it ideal for hand knitting yarn. Polwarth is a luxury fibre without the hype of merino, but it is every bit as wonderful – if not more so!
Is polwarth yarn good for socks?
I have a lovely Polwarth fleece which I imported from New Zealand and I want to spin it worsted, probably for some socks. It’s really very soft with a micron count of about 23 but has a 4 inch staple length so I think I can spin a nice strong and durable 3 ply worsted sock yarn with it.
Which is the new machine to spin the yarn?
The new air jet spinning machine has been developed recently with high performance theory. This air jet machine has achieved the targeted spinning speed of 450m/min compared to the normal delivery speed of the ring spinning machine which is 15-27m/min.
What kind of fiber is used for spinning?
We also have many hand-dyed spinning fibers available by the ounce or in vivid color packs. Browse this wide-range of fibers—Merino Top, Blue Faced Leicester, Superwash Wool, Corriedale, Silk and more! Wool spinning fiber is also great for felting projects.
What kind of clothes can you wear with Polwarth wool?
It is fine and soft, suitable for knitted or woven garments, knitting yarns and apparel, baby clothing and fine fibre blends that can easily be worn next to the skin. Polwarth wool is also excellent for felting. The fibers average about 23 microns and the staple length approx. 7.5-11cm (3-4.5in).
What kind of yarn do you use for spinning?
If you enjoy hand-dyeing your own colorways, choose one of our natural, un-dyed spinning fibers. We also have many hand-dyed spinning fibers available by the ounce or in vivid color packs. Browse this wide-range of fibers—Merino Top, Blue Faced Leicester, Superwash Wool, Corriedale, Silk and more!
When was the Polwarth sheep introduced to New Zealand?
The Polwarth breed was developed in Victoria, Australia in 1880. First cross Lincoln x Merino ewes were backcrossed to Merino rams to produce “comeback” progeny (3/4 Merino: 1/4 Lincoln) and then interbred to produce the Polwarth animals. They were first introduced into New Zealand in 1932.