This luxury British breed blend is a staple yarn in any stash, with each shade inspired by English woodland. This soft yarn is comfortable worn next to the skin making it ideal for sweaters, scarves and hats.
100% of our wool comes from non-mulesed sheep.
Yarn weight: Aran
Approximate meterage: 154m/168yds per 100g
Hank size: 100g
Tension/gauge swatch: 24 rows, 19 sts to 10cm/4” (5mm needle)
Suggested needle size: 4.5-5.5mm
Composition: 34% Bluefaced Leicester, 33% Masham, 33% Merino (worsted wool)
Hand wash and dry flat.
Bluefaced Leicester (Lustre):
Evolved during the last century in the Tyne & Wear Valleys and the hills of east Cumbria, this breed produces a fine, long-staple wool that is known for its softness and lustre. As well as being soft, this fibre also holds the strength needed to create long-lasting garments that can be treasured over time. With a broad muzzle and tightly curled, semi-lustrous wool, it is the dark blue skin on the sheep’s head that gave the breed its name.
Produced by crossing a Teeswater or Wensleydale ram with a Northern hill ewe such as the Swaledale or Dalesbred, this hardy sheep produces a soft, demi-lustre fleece.
Developed in Spain, Merino sheep are world famous for having one of the highest quality fleece of any breed of sheep. The short and fine fibres used in Merino yarn create a luxurious and soft texture that has all the resilience needed to create a long-lasting piece of knitwear.