Knitting News: Irish Yarns – a thing of the past?

Many of us learned to knit with dreams of producing a gorgeous, cabled, Irish fisherman’s sweater. The purists among us, would, of course, insist upon wool grown and spun in Ireland. It appears, however, that the dream may soon remain just that –  a dream – because, while plenty of sheep are raised on the Emerald Isle, very little of their fleece goes toward the production of yarns for knitting. The full story that was posted this week on twistcollective.com, explains why. It’s an interesting new use for natural fleece, but I wish they’d continue to make that beautiful yarn as well………

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