75% Hebridean, 25% Zwartbles, pure undyed wool
DK (light worsted) weight
233 metres per 100g skein (255 yards per 3½ ounce skein)
3.5-4.5mm (US 4-7) needle or hook
22 sts and 28 rows on 4mm 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.
The Hebridean fleece is from the 19th July 2017 Escrick Park Estate clip and the Zwartbles comes from Exmoor, not far from the mill where the yarn is spun.
2017 was an especially fine clip for the Escrick Park Estate flock, yielding a good staple length resulting in yarn with lustre and a beautiful drape.
Due to the flexibility of the yarn to work within a variety of tension (gauge) ranges, we have updated the stitch and tension measurements to a more standard DK, so please adjust your needle size accordingly and as necessary. The original tension of 18 stitches and 22 rows still stands but you may need to use a slightly larger needle.