Lincoln sheep, though now considered rare, have been bred in England since the 13th century, and are known for their lustrous locks of long-stapled wool. (Side note: they are also very well-tempered, and may greet you like a big dog, licking your hand and wagging their tail -- they are almost unbearably charming.)
Their wool is undeniably hardy, despite the characteristic sheen, and is primarily used in commercial markets for spinning carpet yarns. We think this wool is excellent for making yarns to weave blankets with, or to knit into rustic outer-layer sweaters and jackets.
Lincoln sheep fibre tends to have a staple length of about 15-30cm and a micron width of 35-38
Origin: United Kingdom