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Knitter's Review
May 14, 2015
A close-up of the Ton of Wool Aran-weight Cormo

If a ton of wool seems like a lot, that's because it is. One ton is the minimum amount of raw wool fleece that Australian wool scourers will accept. Any less than that, you'll have to send it to China.

Enterprising Australian hand-dyer Kylie Gusset was determined to make a purely local yarn, so she launched her Ton of Wool project.

But I haven't told you the best part about Ton of Wool: Kylie sources her fibers from the very farm in Tasmania where the Cormo breed originated.

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On the Cover

Ton of Wool Cormo up close

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