Wensleydale Wool

Wensleydale is a long stapled fiber (8-12 inches in this commercial top) with an average micron count of 33-35 and having very high luster.  We recommend spinning this fiber with a low twist and fairly thin for a lovely drape.  Spun laceweight, this makes lovely shawls,  A 3-ply fingering weight is wonderful for the outer layer of mittens or hats (we recommend lining with a softer wool).  This fiber makes fabulous woven projects, either as weft (lower twist) or warp (higher twist).