Border Leicester sheep produce a long wool, with a nice sheen. They are a dual purpose sheep, bred both for meat and for wool. This yarn is a 2ply fingering weight with a crisp feel and a bit of unevenness to the plies that gives a nice texture. This would be a great yarn for a shawl or other lacework. As with all our OBSS yarns, this base will only be available for a short time and cannot be reproduced.