Corriedale sheep are a dual purpose breed, meaning they are used both in the production of wool and meat. The Corriedale is the oldest of all the crossbred breeds, a Merino-Lincoln cross developed almost simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand and first brought to the United States in 1914.
Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin, or felt. This yarn is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted or crocheted garments. Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity.