In late 2018, the University of Glasgow launched its own knitting wool produced from the fleece of Scotch Mule sheep at its Cochno Farm. This production of knitting wool was instigated by Lynn Abrams and Marina Moskowitz during the Knitting in the Round project, with support from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the University’s Chancellor Fund.
Cochno Wool – as it was named – is single origin, double-knit worsted yarn, and is available in 4 colours – Natural, University Blue, Slate Grey and Thistle Pink. The wool ball band design features the Cochno Stone, a Neolithic stone with cup marks, located close to the farm near Clydebank, and was designed by Fraser Rowan, the College of Arts Impact Manager.
The wool is available from the University of Glasgow Gift Shop and online.
From UofG sheep 🐏 to UofG Wool 🧶 – there are so many parts of #TeamUofG knitted together in this fab-wool-ous project! Our very own #UofG wool is available in the gift shop now! #EweOfG
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— University of Glasgow (@UofGlasgow) November 16, 2018