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Diane's Corner: Cormo Fingering Yarn Review

May 08, 2015

Earlier this month, we welcomed a herd of new local yarns to the shop: Cormo Fingering, Luminous and Shepherdess.

These three yarns come to us from the Napa Valley based company, Sincere Sheep. Sincere Sheep offers some beautiful domestically sourced wools from small family farms in California as well as the rest of the United States.  Diane was the first of the staff to try Cormo Fingering for herself and is excited to share her thoughts!

Several of us here at ImagiKnit (myself included!) love working with soft, squishy fingering weight yarns so it’s no surprise that Cormo Fingering has quickly become a staff favorite. Cormo Fingering is sourced from 9 Mile Ranch in Wyoming and hand dyed in Napa Valley. Cormo sheep are a cross between superfine Merino and Corriedale. As a result, the Cormo fleece is soft with a long staple. The yarn is dyed using only natural dyes such as Madder, a beautiful red which is derived from the Rubia tinctorum plant native to the eastern parts of the Mediterranean. It has good elasticity, great stitch definition and is such fun to work with – so bouncy and squishy! The fabric produced is next to skin soft. Cormo Fingering is a great choice for accessories and garments. And with 500 yards per skein, it's the perfect one-skein project yarn!

Posted by ImagiKnit Corp in Diane's Corner, Yarn Review