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Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed

Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds is a creative addition to the Rowan Purelife line that focuses on eco-friendly production. Each natural color is named after the sheep breed it comes from. This rustic 100% British wool is perfect for outerwear and there is great pattern support in the British Sheep Breeds Collection.  Made in UK.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/120yd
Gauge:
3.25 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$15.95 ball Discountable
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RowanPurelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (7)
  • Good weight (6)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Dyed evenly (3)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (5)
    • Scarves (4)
    • Hats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Artist (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Incredible natural yarn!

    This is one of the nicest yarns ever, well worth the price! I am a novice knitter but this is the third blanket I have knitted and so far I think it is going...Read complete review

    This is one of the nicest yarns ever, well worth the price! I am a novice knitter but this is the third blanket I have knitted and so far I think it is going to be the best. The yarn would be perfect for sweaters and other wearable articles. This yarn is a real joy to knit with and I like knowing that I am using a yarn with a wonderful history behind it. The colors are so beautiful that it was very hard to choose which one to get. I am using the Shetland Moorit, which is good medium brown. I may have to order more in other colors...I'll be sad when this one is done!
    It even smells incredible to me!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    coarse, had to return it

    I couldn't believe how coarse this yarn felt -- maybe I'm spoilt? -- so I returned it. I couldn't imagine knitting with it, let alone wearing it.

    I couldn't believe how coarse this yarn felt -- maybe I'm spoilt? -- so I returned it. I couldn't imagine knitting with it, let alone wearing it.

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    5.0

    Undyed.

    By Jimmy Joe

    from Palo Alto California

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

      Scarfs. Easy to use. Finished item looks great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Just what I wanted!

      By Di in MD

      from Frederick, MD

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to work with
      • Good Weight
      • Natural Scent
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

        Beautiful yarns to use for historical costuming accessories.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great yarn to knit!

        By Natalie

        from Marlborough CT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

          I loved using this yarn. It never split, or raveled, instead was soft and held it's shape.

          I look forward to using this yarn on future projects.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I can't wait to knit another sweater!

          By Knitting in the Field

          from California

          About Me Artist, Biologist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

            I knitted the Kettlewell sweater from the British Sheep Breeds collection and it is just beautiful. I added a few inches to the length because I like longer sweaters and needed to unravel some of the yarn. Knitting with it a second time it looked like new. I can't wait to use this yarn again, but in a different color. I also love the naturalness of the yarn and the wonderful smell.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Incredible natural yarn!

            By anonymous

            from the great southwest

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Beautiful texure
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Knits up very nicely
            • Nice natural colors
            • Nice Texture
            • Smells good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blankets
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

              This is one of the nicest yarns ever, well worth the price! I am a novice knitter but this is the third blanket I have knitted and so far I think it is going to be the best. The yarn would be perfect for sweaters and other wearable articles. This yarn is a real joy to knit with and I like knowing that I am using a yarn with a wonderful history behind it. The colors are so beautiful that it was very hard to choose which one to get. I am using the Shetland Moorit, which is good medium brown. I may have to order more in other colors...I'll be sad when this one is done!
              It even smells incredible to me!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              very happy

              By Melanie

              from Wilmington, DE

              About Me Artist, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wrap

                Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

                I had thought it would be a bulkier yarn but was happy working with it and liked the end result. It made into a lovely wrap for chilly evenings. I likes bundeling up in it to knit. Melanie ([@] / [@])

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great yarn for outerwear

                By Skyriter Types

                from Midwest

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jackets

                  Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

                  This is a great yarn. I am using the Black Welsh for the Box Top coat by Cheryl Oberle. There are many reasons to choose different wools; not all are good for the same thing. A soft, next-to-the-skin yarn may not hold up well for an outer coat.

                  I admit that I love texture in a wool yarn, which is why I often knit vests and outer garments with wool. I also appreciate that distinct sheep breeds have different characteristics.

                  This is a yarn with sophisticated but rustic appeal. While the Welsh does soften up somewhat as handled, it is springy and seems to maintain its structural qualities - which is needed for this jacket.

                  I believe it would also make a superb Einstein coat (Sally Melville) and probably a great Adult Surprise coat - anything where structure is desired. The color of the Black Welsh is amazing - brown with a lot of depth.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful yarn

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

                  First to the person who returned this without trying, it is a great yarn and softens while you knit with it. In fact if you had just "kneaded" the skein with your hands you would have discovered this! The lanolin works through the yarn making it very soft. I made the Coat :Nell" from Kim Hargreaves book Amber in the natural color and every where I go I get compliments. The colors don't appear true on my monitor from this website! I was lucky and able to buy it at my LYS but I can certainly recommend this yarn especially for jacket type projects. M

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love this yarn

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

                  This is a solid, natural wool that knits up beautifully. If you like the feel of wools that have not been over-treated, have that wonderful feel of lanolin in it, and are undyed, this is the wool for you. It has a firm hand, and this is a wool for garments that will last for a very long time. I bought the mid-brown Jacab and like the color; I'm knitting a coat with it. I want to try the Black Welsh next.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  loved this wool

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Rowan Purelife�British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed:

                  I 'm happy to see natural sheep breeds getting their due. Knit 1 sweater from Grey Suffolk - love it. Bought the Black Welsh and dark grey Jecob to do 2 more. This is "real wool for real sweaters"! They'll last a life time. Just need to get the Shetland and Leicester now.

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