Brown Sheep – Top of the Lamb Worsted

  • 100% American wool
  • Single-ply, Worsted Weight
  • Handwash in cold water, dry flat
  • Do not bleach
  • Felts well
  • 190 Yds / 173.7 M per 4 0z/113.4 gr skein
  • Needle: US 8 / 5 MM
  • Gauge: 5-6 Sts = 1″

Top of the Lamb is spun by the Brown Sheep Company in Mitchell, NE.  It is 100% American wool and typically contains a high percentage of Navajo-grown wool.  Many contemporary Navajo rugs are woven with Top of the Lamb but this yarn can also be used for knitting and felting.  The recommended needle size is 8, and Navajo weavers generally work with it at 8-10 ends per inch, with eight ends per inch being more common.  Brown Sheep spins Top of the Lamb to the same specifications as the 85% wool, 15% mohair Lamb’s Pride.  As a result, the Lamb’s Pride and Top of the Lamb Worsted can be used interchangeably. 

Top of the Lamb: A Navajo Weaver’s Mainstay

It’s estimated that 85-90% of all contemporary Navajo rugs are woven with Brown Sheep Top of the Lamb and Lamb’s Pride, so we carry a lot of it.  We try to keep a stock of all of the colors in Top of the Lamb, both in the worsted and fine weight.   

Brown Sheep started spinning Top of the Lamb as one of the first products in their mill.  The company buys a large percentage of the fine wool fleece produced by Navajo shepherds each year and weavers enjoy using the Navajo wool in their work.  For many of them, Brown Sheep is the only yarn that they work with.    

Felters also love Top of the Lamb!  It’s often used for felted slippers, bags, and hats. Knitters find it great in any pattern where you would use a singles yarn. 

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Red Baron420W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Natural100W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Stone101W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Graphite102W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Brownstone103W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - New dune104W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Grey Heather113W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Charcoal Heather114W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Sky Blue170W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Russet200W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Burnt Red201W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Onyx210W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Cinnamon220W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Oak221W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Earth222W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Terra Cotta235W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Fawn240W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Roasted Coffee250W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Peacock310W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Admiral321W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Mallard331W$11.00

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Brown Sheep - Top of the Lamb Worsted - Blanche470W$11.00

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Weight 571677 oz
Dimensions 9 × 4 × 4 in
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Natural, Stone, Graphite, Brownstone, New dune, Grey Heather, Charcoal Heather, Sky Blue, Russet, Burnt Red, Onyx, Cinnamon, Oak, Earth, Terra Cotta, Fawn, Roasted Coffee, Peacock, Admiral, Mallard, Blanche, Red Baron

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