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 black with shifting colours of rich brown shot through with silver grey fibres. A soft handle produces knitted fabric with bounce and structure. The yarn retains its original (and famous) signature scent of the fields, flock and new lambs in straw-filled barns.
Spun in Devon by John Arbon Textiles, the Grade 1, fine Hebridean fleece comes from a 2019 clip sourced in the North of England having an excellent staple length for yarn with lustre and a soft halo. The Zwartbles fibre it is blended with originates on Exmoor not far from the mill.