Yarn Review: Cormo Wool

Cormo is a special breed of sheep developed in the 1960s in Tasmania by I.K. Downie. Downie bred Corriedale with superfine Saxon Merino sheep to achieve high fertility, fast growth, and heavy fleece weight. Cormo sheep are medium-sized compared to other breeds, which means they consume less food and generally require less maintenance than other breeds. Cormo sheep are raised in Australia, Argentina, China, the United States, Italy, and Belgium. Cormo wool knits up into a versatile fabric that maintains stunning stitch definition.

Gauge+Tension

Content 100% Montana Cormo wool

Put-Up 410 yd [375 m]/ 3 3/4 oz [106 g]

Construction 2-ply

Care Handwash dry flat

Recommended Gauge 24–26 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 3–5 (3.25–3.75 mm) needles

This soft and squishy Cormo yarn has a bit of sheen to it and knits up with beautiful stitch definition and lovely drape. G+T’s Cormo sportweight yarn is available in four modern colorways plus natural white. www.gaugeandtension.com


Elsawool

Content 100% Colorado and Montana Cormo wool

Put-Up 237 yd [217 m]/4 oz [113 g]

Construction 2-ply

Care Handwash in lukewarm water; dry flat

Recommended Gauge 16–20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 7–9 (4.5–5.5 mm) needles

Elsawool Cormo is available in several weights, including lace, fingering, sport, and worsted (shown here). The colors are undyed white, light gray, medium gray, dark gray, and brown. This fabric is soft and durable, with a matte look and velvet feel.  www.wool-clothing.com


Sincere Sheep

Content 100% Wyoming Cormo wool

Put-Up 400 yd [366 m]/4 oz [113 g]

Construction 3-ply

Care Handwash; dry flat

Recommended Gauge 23–26 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 3–5 (3.25–3.75 mm) needles

This yarn has a high twist factor and a look akin to cotton, but with elasticity. Sincere Sheep offers its Cormo yarn in three different weights: fingering, sport (shown here), and worsted. These yarn lines are offered in bright colors perfect for spring accessories. www.sinceresheep.com


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