I’ve always been a fan of pencil roving. The pencil-width and delicate handle make it a joy to knit, as well as spin!
Our new pencil roving, Cirrus, has both these attributes. Add in its dappled gray hue, and it’s like crafting with a storm cloud!
Cirrus is 100% wool, and made from a blend of Jacob sheep and Shetland sheep fleece. There are no dyes or synthetic fibers, so both the color and the texture come directly from the sheep that grew it. The overall feel is a medium soft.
100% wool pencil roving is a versatile material. In addition to knitting and spinning, you can easily felt it. If you’re new to using it, here are a couple tips to keep in mind!
– If you’re knitting or crocheting, treat it like a delicate, single-ply worsted yarn.
– If you’re spinning, spin it counter-clockwise to help release some of its native twist and make it easier to draft.
– If you’re needle felting, take advantage of its narrow width and gauzy feel to add intricate details, or roll it up to create core forms.
Each bump of Cirrus pencil roving is approximately 4 oz and 150 yards.