WoolDreamers Manchelopis is a soft and airy pencil roving style yarn produced entirely in the region of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain – a land rich with history. The unspun 2-ply structure of this yarn allows for it to be worked at a variety of gauges. Read more.
Manchelopis is a love song to Spain's most ubiquitous dairy-producing sheep - the Manchega Sheep. If you've been lucky enough to savor a slice of Manchego cheese, you've meet the Manchega Sheep. With Manchelopis, WoolDreamers honors the value of the fiber of Manchega sheep, a breed native to the Castilla-La Mancha region where WoolDreamers makes its home.
Manchelopis is blended from the wool of two unique flocks being raised using traditional ranching practices and with compassion for the sheep and the lands they graze on. With one flock produces dark brown wool and the other white. Manchelopis began with a range of colors in a light to dark gradient by simply blending the two wools together.
The white wool comes from Las Banderas Livestock, situated in la Serrania de Cuenca. The flock of Manchega sheep is looked after by Raul who practices transhumance, taking the sheep from pasture to pasture with the seasons.
The dark brown wool comes from a flock of rare black Manchega Sheep raised by Jose de Jesus Gimenez Diezma Ranch. The sheep graze freely on the lands of Los Montes de Toledo and only seek shelter when they require Jose’s care.
Manchelopis is now offered in a palette of dyed colors as well as the original undyed, blended neutral.
Manchelopis comes in a 100g “wheel.” The unspun 2-ply structure of this yarn allows for it to be worked at a variety of gauges depending on the desired fabric.
Yarn Weight: Worked 1-ply: Fingering; Worked 2-ply: DK
Yardage: Worked 1-ply: 503 yds / 460m; Worked 2-ply: 251 yds / 230m
Unit Weight: 100g
Fiber Content: 100% Manchega wool
Knitting Gauge: varies
Suggested Needle Size: Worked 1-ply: US 2-4 / 2.75-3.5mm; Worked 2-ply: US 4-9 / 4.5-5.5mm
Texture: unspun pencil roving
Dye Method: dyed in the wool
Care: handwash, lay flat to dry