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Brand: Louet North America
Manx Loaghtan is a hardy mountain sheep, with impressive horns and a dark brown fleece. The breed takes its name from the color of its fleece, derived from two Manx words Lugh (mouse) and Dhoan (brown). They used to exist in high numbers on the Isle of Man and across the UK. However by the 1950s there were only a handful left. Today, as with many rare breeds, it is found in a few small flocks around the UK.
It's a great wool for making knitted or crocheted sweaters, socks and relatively lightweight fabrics. Woolen style spinning will make the best use of the fiber's natural bounce while a worsted style spinning will yield a very durable yarn.
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