With its long staple length, coopworth fleece is ideal for making gansey yarn.  The many plies of this semi-worsted yarn create increased durability and stitch definition, making it perfect for socks, gloves, and ganseys. The fleece for my coopworth yarn comes from Buckwheat Blossom Farm, a horse powered biodynamic farm in Wiscasset, Maine, where in addition to running a fantastic winter CSA, they have a small flock of coopworth sheep.

2016 Coopworth Gansey Yarn back! I am currently filling orders from the wait list.  Please email me directly if you are interested in joining the queue. 

Gauge: 29 to 32 stiches and 40 rows per 4 inches on 2.5mm needles.

Length: approx. 240 yds

$30/sk. dyed, $28.50 undyed. 

 
2016 Coopworth Gansey Yarn in two natural colors - each may be overdyed to achieve a slightly heathered color. 

2016 Coopworth Gansey Yarn in two natural colors - each may be overdyed to achieve a slightly heathered color. 

 

5 Ply Coopworth Gansey Yarn overdyes to lovely, every-so-slightly heathered shades.  (Above dyed with indigo, right dyed with madder root).