You've probably heard that name? But where does it come from? What are the characteristics of this wool? Why do we use it? These are all questions that we will try to answer.
Above all, this wool takes its name from the breed of sheep that produce it. The Corriedale is a cross, that of the merino sheep (raised for meat... yes, you read that correctly) with the Lincoln, a long-fibre sheep that was made in New Zealand. The cross produced a medium-sized sheep with no horns and balanced proportions.
Corriedale produces a lot of uniform, crepe wool (between 5 and 7 kg for an adult sheep) that ranges in thickness from 22 to 34 microns and 8 to 13 cm in length. The qualities of the fleece are its brilliance and softness.
This wool allows fine to medium spinning; It is recommended for people who are introduced to spinning, as the fiber is neither too thin nor too thick. Once spun, it can be knitted, crocheted or woven. It is perfectly suited, because of its softness, to the creation of clothes, blankets or other, even if some fibers are much softer, I think.
Corriedale's strands also feel and give an excellent result.
It is also more affordable financially than other fibers.
Try it, if you haven't already, and choose from a variety of colours!