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Cormo

Cormo is a breed that produces a very fine (it can measure almost as fine as cashmere), uniform, long and springy fiber. The breed originated by crossing superfine Saxon merino ewe with a Tasmanian Corriedale ram.

The cormo sheep breed has a wooly face and a characteristic gullet, both of which can be seen on the photo of a local Cormo. Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see these features.

As you can see from this photo of a lock from a Cormo fleece, cormo has lots of tight crimp, which is what gives this yarn its great elasticity and also its terrific insulating properties. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see the crimp better.

Becasue this wool has a fineness similar to merino, it i is great for next to the skin garments.

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