Elemental Affects Cormo Worsted

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Cormo Worsted from Elemental Affects

Content: 100% Cormo wool

Yarn Category: Worsted

Yardage/Weight: 250 yds/ 113 g

Gauge: 3-4 sts = 1 inch, US 7-10

Care:  Hand wash, lay flat to dry

Soft, bouncy and resistant to pilling, Cormo Sport is a breed specific wool yarn that is deserving of heirloom quality knits. This yarn has quite a bit of stretch and memory; the skeins are measured stretched in order to provide consistent yardage. When substituting for a less bouncy yarn, you may want to allow for 20% more yardage of Cormo. This 3 ply worsted spun yarn is a pleasure to knit, and can be used to create sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens and anything else you can think of!

Cormo raised primarily in the West on multi-generational family ranches such as the Pheasant Ranch, a 100 year-old family ranch in Wyoming, U.S.A. Bruce Pheasant’s family are early settlers of the region and, I’m told, survivors of the infamous turn-of-the-century Johnson County range-wars that pitted sheep and cattle growers against each other. For the past 30+ years, Bruce has been nurturing his flock of Cormo sheep with careful range management, breeding and healthy feed choices. The result is a strong, lustrous, against-your-skin soft (21 micron average), long-staple fiber. Working with another local resource (Mountain Meadows Wool Mill) in Wyoming, this yarn is processed and spun within 30 miles of where it is raised!The wool was combed to remove short bits and spun with a hi-twist -- both choices made to complement and highlight the natural characteristics of the fiber.

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