Episode 14: Breed Specific Wool


Clara Parkes!

Advantages of knowing specific breed of sheep

100% wool: what does that mean?

Moving beyond soft obsession


Micron count

Does always merino always mean soft?

Staple length


Sheep of the US

Shopping  for eco-friendly wool

Brown Sheep

Quince & Co.

Elsa Wool

Clara Yarn

Jill Draper

Ton of Wool

Tolt Yarn and Wool's Snoqualmie Valley Yarn 

Clara plays which breed for which project!

Knitters Book of Wool Group

Clara's Fiber Calendar

To find out more about all the breeds Clara talks about in this episode and more, read her book!


Ashley Yousling has a new podcast and is working to start a fiber mill.  And more!  Read about her adventures and endeavors HERE.