You will not like this yarn. It is rugged, it is unapologetically scratchy and it is hardy.
You will not like this yarn if you only wear merino.
You will ADORE this yarn if you love your wool to look, feel and smell like it once kept a sheep warm.
Cheviot is often the wool that is used in Scottish tweeds. It's a dense, lofty and hardy wool from a hill breed of sheep used to living in windy conditions. It is very much under rated in the hand knitting world but it rocks thecolourlike a catwalk queen.
Compared to merino, the most widely dyed wool in the hand dyeing industry, it isn't as soft but isn't too coarse either. If you're a little more on the skin sensitive side, I'd recommend this superwash treated yarn for outerwear. But if you ADORE wearing wool that actually feels like wool, crack on and knit whatever you like with fierce abandon!
Country of Origin
British wool spun in the UK
100% superwash Cheviot wool
100 grams / 3.5 oz
165 metres / 180 yards
4 - 5 mm
Notes about hand dyed yarn
Yarns are unique and there will be small differences between skeins, even if dyed in the same batch.
Hand wash or machine wash in cool water and lie flat to dry