Sheep developed in the Andes of South America are believed to be descendants of the Spanish Merinos and Churro, which were brought about 500 years ago. The wool from Bolivian sheep is practical and simple. Besides of its resistance and durability, it’s smooth, and easy to knit with. There are basically four types of them: Merino, criollo (creole), streaky white and coarse. The most common colors are white and black.
Bolivian sheep’s wool is easier to weave and dye than other fibers and the wool is warm and durable, perfect for fall and winter knitting.