HUDSON VALLEY DYE WORKS

HUDSON VALLEY DYE WORKS 

 Stone House Collection   A DIVISION OF:

MONTANA  

$15.00/SKEIN

100% TARGHEE WOOL

4 ply WORSTED WEIGHT

@175 YARDS 4 oz 
Gauge: 3.5 sts/in, US 9-11

MONTANA

The Targhee is one of America's youngest breeds. It was developed in 1926 at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, from Rambouillet, Columbia and Corriedale crosses. The Targhee derives its name from the Targhee National Forest on which the experiment station's flock grazes in the summer. The forest was named for a chief of the Bannock Indians who had lived in the area in the 1860's. 

The Targhee is a dual-purpose sheep with good meat type and a heavy fleece of high quality wool. They are especially popular in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, where their ¾ fine wool and ¼ long wool breeding is favored by western ranchers.