The flock of North Country Cheviot sheep at HHH Ranch, located near Evansburg, AB, in Treay 6 territory, is cared for by three brothers hailing originally from England. Committed to learning the traditional skills of shepherding, the middle brother shears the flock himself each spring!
North Country Cheviot, or NCC, is primarily thought of as a meat breed of sheep, and the wool is often overlooked by hand spinners and knitters. We think this is a shame, because while it’s not as soft as other wools, NCC has some delightful qualities. NCC wool is structured, squishy, and bouncy, making for excellent stitch definition in cabled and textured patterns. It also resists felting, and has excellent strength and durability. Heirloom NCC pairs well with Heirloom BWM for hard wearing colour work mittens, and other outer garments.