Finn is one of the most prolific sheep breeds, having up to nine lambs in a single litter. Their wool is most often single coated, and has an unusual combination of traits; being silky and lustrous, but having enough body to create wonderful definition in textiles. It makes an ideal yarn for knitting textured stitches, such as cables. Like many older breeds, it has a large range of acceptable fineness, running from deliciously soft to hardy enough to take some wear, but not coarse. The exact origin of the breed is not known, but it has lived in Finland since time immemorial. Today, Finnsheep are often brought into modern breeding lines to increase prolificacy.