You have probably heard this name? But where does it come from? What are the characteristics of this wool? Why do we use it? So many questions that we will try to answer.
Above all, this wool gets its name from the breed of sheep that produce it. The Corriedale is a cross, that of the merino sheep (bred for meat ... yes, you read that right) with the Lincoln, a long fiber sheep that was made in New Zealand. The cross produced a medium sized sheep, without horns and with balanced proportions.
The Corriedale produces a lot of uniform, crimped wool (between 5 and 7 kg for an adult sheep) varying in thickness from 22 to 34 microns and length from 8 to 13 cm. The qualities of the fleece are its shine and softness.
This wool allows fine to medium spinning; it is recommended for people who are new to spinning, because the fiber is neither too thin nor too thick. Once spun, it can be knitted, crocheted or woven. It is perfectly suited, because of its softness, to the creation of clothing, blankets or other, even if some fibers are much softer, I think.
Corriedale's locks also felt and give an excellent result.
It is also more affordable in monetary terms than other fibers.
To try, if not already done and to choose from a large choice of colors!