This staple measuring 3 – 4.5ins has a more open wavy crimp compared to the Bluefaced Leicester pure breed and has a nice soft puff of fibre.
I spun the singles woollen style which was quite smooth with the odd bump along the way. When Navajo plied it looked even smoother and gave a good looking yarn.
This was knitted on a 3.5mm needle and gives a lovely flat even fabric. Not as soft as the Bluefaced Leicester Mule but soft enough.
I think I might actually prefer to spin with this cross and I would bypass the carding/combing stage again, depending on the project. So I give it a 7/10 for this experiment.