Crabapple, Hand-dyed Medium Weight Churro Yarn
100% virgin Churro wool
4 oz. (approx.)
170 yards (approx.)
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This yarn is great for weaving, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking and just about anything else you can think of! We have seen this yarn used successfully for everything from tapestries, blankets, rugs and wall hangings to sweaters, slippers, mittens and scarves.
For weft-faced or tapestry weavings, we use this yarn with our 2-ply or 3-ply Worsted Wool Warp at 6 ends per inch for a tight weave. For a more flexible weave, we use our 2-ply Worsted Wool Warp or 12/6 Swedish Cotton Warp at 8 ends per inch.
For a weft-faced weave, each skein weaves approx. 1 sq. ft.
Churro sheep were the original sheep brought to the New World by Columbus on his second voyage. The king of Spain would not allow the Merino sheep to be taken from the country, so Churros, with their coarser wool, were brought. It is this wool that was used for the prized handspun Navajo and Rio Grande blankets of the 19th century. Many wool growers are striving to bring back the breed, now officially named "Navajo-Churro."