This handspun yarn was harvested from Jacob American sheep that is sustainably and ethically raised in the United States from farms that are members of the Livestock Conservancy. Note that I am not a valid Shave Em to Savem seller/distributor, so if you wish to get stamps, I'm not the right person. I am simply supporting farmers in my own way. Jacob-American sheep are currently in the Threatened list. While the micron count is classified at 24-33, this wool is super squishy, bouncy, and soft that it is most definitely next-to-skin. To learn more about this particular sheep breed, please check out this link.


This yarn comes in 3 colors: Creamy, Chocolate Brown, and Grey; and 2 sizes: fingering-dk and worsted-heavy worsted. 



Handspun Legacy - Jacob American Series

Excluding Sales Tax
  • Handspun yarns are not as easily affordable because of the time and effort it takes to spin. The breed of sheep also come into play and the packaging. To lower the costs, the wool will come in a compostable, ecofriendly mailer with a tag.

    This yarn is spun with an Electric Eel Wheel Nano 1.1 (once you see this mini electric spinning wheel, you will see how small it actually is and the capacity). This might change in the future. It will also be undyed because dyeing increases costs. It takes me a day to spin and ply one skein, but my goal is to make my handspuns affordable and accessible for folks who want to try rare wools or support small farmers.

    If the deviation between the yardage and weight is significantly lesser than the average, the skein will be sold at a discounted price (in dollar amount, not percentage).

    The yarn will have varying wpi (wraps per inch-thickness), yardage, and weight (g/oz). I use a yardage counter instead of a niddy noddy or Mcmorran balance to get my measurement. Also, I update my yarn availability every week. Since I'm sourcing yarn from small farms, the stock will be low. Once I declare a product out of stock, it might not be replenished until the next year when sheep have been newly shorn, likely in spring (April-May).



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