Medium Weight Churro Yarn
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Churro sheep were the original sheep brought to the New World by Columbus on his second voyage. The king of Spain would not allow the Merino sheep to be taken from the country, so Churros, with their coarser wool, were brought. It is this wool that was used for the prized handspun Navajo and Rio Grande blankets of the 19th century. Many wool growers are striving to bring back the breed, now officially named "Navajo-Churro."
Our Medium Weight Churro Yarn is spun of 100% Virgin New Mexico Churro wool.This wool is produced at a ranch near Taos and mill-spun into a nice singles yarn. It comes in 7 naturals, from white to black, and 23 hand-dyed colors. We use this yarn with our 2-ply or 3-Ply Worsted Wool Warp at 6 ends per inch for a tight weave. For a more flexible weave we use our 2-ply Worsted Wool Warp or 12/6 Cotton Warp at 8 ends per inch. Each skein weaves approx. 1 sq. foot.
Our Medium Weight Churro Yarn is dyed in 4 lb. lots. So, be sure to order enough for your entire project.
This yarn can also be used for knitting, rug hooking, crocheting, etc.
We offer Bulk Discounts on ANY combination of our yarns. If you order 10 lbs. + you receive 10% off and 20 lbs. + you receive 20% off.