A breed developed in Australia, by breeding a quarter Lincoln and three quarters Merino. We source from carefully selected Falkland fleeces to get the better micron count wools.
A great wool often overlooked, Polwarth makes a fantastic alternative to Merino. It has a similar micron count to merino though has a little more "bulk" to it, giving the appearance of being a fluffier fibre. A very clear white, Polwarth spins well, is great to needle felt and wet felts like a dream. We really like Polwarth... Can you tell?
Staple Length: 100mm approx
Micron Count: 21 approx
Wool Type: Soft and fine
Micron Range: 21-26 micron
Staple Length: 8-18cm
Main uses: Similar to Merino, but slightly less fine so easier to handle, soft enough for next to skin and baby garments.
Other Facts: In South America, Polwarth's are known as Ideals, and are one of the breeds grown on the Falklands.