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75% Hebridean, 25% Zwartbles pure undyed wool
4ply (fingering) weight
400 metres per 100g skein (437 yards per 3½ ounce skein)
2-4.5mm (US 0-7) needle or hook
24 sts and 36 rows to 10cm (4") on 3mm needles
Cool hand wash only — lay flat to dry naturally
Sourced, scoured and spun in the UK.
The overall colour is a complex and natural, dark pitch brown with a reddish tint that becomes silvery grey or tan in different lights. A soft handle produces a fabric with bounce and structure when knitted. The yarn retains its original (and famous) signature scent of the fields, flock and new lambs in straw-filled barns and I am thrilled to bits with it!
The Hebridean fleece is from the 24th June 2016 Escrick Park Estate clip and the Zwartbles comes from Exmoor, not far from the mill where the yarn is spun.
This lovely yarn was recently featured in Anna Maltz's new book Marlisle in the Ess Shawl pattern!
A new rectangular shawl/stole pattern designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian featuring Daughter of a Shepherd "4 ply" fingering weight is also very beautiful .