Suzy the Shepherdess
Suzy the Shepherdess

The Fun Part - Buying Yarn!!!

Glorious yarn! White/Cream, Light Gray (currently out of stock), Slate Gray (Very Dark) and Brown. Medium Gray is not shown, but is between Light Gray and Slate Gray.

My yarn is available in a medium (worsted) weight and fingering weight.  All of my yarn is 100% wool, and all of the wool is from my own sheep.  The color of the yarn is the natural color of the sheep.  All of my yarn is sold in 50 gram skeins and the price is $9.00 per skein. 

 

Medium Weight

The medium yarn is a two-ply and 50 grams equals approximately 100 yards.  I knit six stitches per inch with this yarn using #5 needles.

 

Fingering Weight

The fingering yarn is also two-ply and 50 grams equals approximately 235 yards.  I knit nine stitches per inch with this yarn using #1 needles. 

 

Dyed Yarn

I don't sell any dyed yarn.  All of my yarn is the natural color of the sheep.  However, I do small batches of dying for my own use, so I've included notes to dyers in each of the yarn descriptions. 

 

Lot Numbers

The lot number is the year the wool was sheared.  I sell yarn by color, but if you are trying to match a specific lot number please put the lot number you want in the comment area of your order, or send me an e-mail to ask if I have any skeins of a specific lot in stock.  Once a lot is sold out it is truly sold out.  Some lot colors are very close, but because each year new sheep are born and old sheep die no lot can ever be exactly replicated. 

 

International Shipments

Orders shipped within the United States and Canada can be ordered on this page.  Click here for international orders, which will be shipped by my good friends at Wall of Yarn in Freeport, Illinois (they are far more experienced with international shipping than I am!).

So, What's Your Favorite Color?

(Scroll down for the color options and an "Add to Cart" button for each color)

 

White / Cream

When you think of "natural" you think of white yarn.  This is a natural color made by blending together the fleeces of my white sheep.  Not dyed!

 

Grown by Lambert, Booger, Little Rose, Queenie, Left Ear, Sawborne, Fluffy, Wooly Ben, Bouffant,  Blossom,  Spots, Brot Boy and Brot Boy the Second.

 

A note to dyers:  This yarn takes dye bueatifully!  You'll have bold, bright colors.

Medium Weight - $9.00 per Skein - 50 grams - 100 yards

Light Gray - Out of Stock

Light Gray is currently out of stock.  I plan to make another batch of light gray from my 2021 shearing.  The wool will be sheared in March 2021, skirted in May and June, sent to the mill in June and should be spun and ready to sell by December 2021 or January 2022.

Medium Gray

A gray naturally colored by blending together the fleeces of my white sheep with a few fleeces of my dark sheep.  Not dyed! 

 

Grown by Panda, Charlotte I, Charlotte II, Lammy, Bouffant, Sawborne, Brot Boy, Goat (a sheep named Goat, not an actual goat), Queenie, Fluffy, Ramsey II, Monster, Chocolate, Princess, Starburst and Black Rose.

 

A note to dyers:  When dyed this yarn has a heathered, muted look.  You won't get bold and bright colors, but the results are unique and very pretty. 

Medium Weight - $9.00 per Skein - 50 grams - 100 yards

Slate Gray

This was an experiment, blending together about 60% brown, gray and black fleeces with about 40% white fleeces.  The dark fleeces overpowered the white, and the result is a very dark slate gray.  It is still gray, not brown, but a very dark gray.  Gorgeous!  Not dyed!

 

Grown by Fred, Domino, Goat (a sheep named Goat, not an acutal goat), Skunk (a sheep named Skunk, not an actual skunk), Charlotte, Baby Fritz, Chocolate, Moe, Panda, Princess, Booger, Queenie, Sawborne, Spots, Hunchie, Brot Boy, Wooly Ben, Blossom, Little Rose and Bouffant.

 

A note to dyers:  Don't even bother.  It's too dark to take dye.

 

Fingering Weight - $9.00 per Skein - 50 grams - 100 yards

Medium Weight - $9.00 per Skein - 50 grams - 100 yards

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Brown

This is a blend of my brown, black and gray sheep, and the result is a deep chocolate brown.  Gorgeous!  Not dyed! 

 

Grown by Little Fritz, Domino, Fred, Baby Fritz, Chocolate, Moe, Panda, Princess, Starburst, Charlotte, Black Rose, Goat (a sheep named Goat, not an acutal goat) and Skunk (a sheep named Skunk, not an actual skunk).

 

A note to dyers:  Don't even bother.  It's too dark to take dye.

Medium Weight - $9.00 per Skein - 50 grams - 100 yards

"Buy your wooolen yarns in quantities from some one in the country, whom you can trust."

Lydia Maria Child
The American Frugal Housewife, 1832

Suzy the Shepherdess knitting a wool sock at the Apple River Fort (1832)

Contact Details

Suzy the Shepherdess

Suzy Beggin Craft

P.O. Box 54

Stockton, IL 61085   U.S.A.

 

Phone: 815 541-0897
Email: Suzy@SuzytheShepherdess.com

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