Polwarth is an old sheep breed originally from New Zealand and later developed in Victoria, Australia in 1880. It is naturally white and light brown in colour.
The beautiful fine, soft fleece from this breed is due to the 75% Merino bloodline and 25% Lincoln. The fibre counts between 22-27 microns. The long staples and exceptional lustre makes it ideal for all garments. The fleece differs from regular Merino. It's fluffy with more shine and less shrinkage and also silky smooth with great stitch definition. Its low wax makes it perfect for hand-dying as it takes up strong vibrant colours well. Its high quality is beautiful to spin for worsted yarn and a favourite for felters. This superior soft wool brings out the natural light and colours therefore giving life to all knitted garments