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Hebridean Lace

Hebridean Lace


100% Hebridean, pure undyed wool
Lace weight
606 metres per 100g skein (663 yards per 3½ ounce skein)
Cool hand wash only — lay flat to dry naturally
Sourced, scoured and spun in the UK

From our range, Seventy-Two which celebrates the incredible variety of British sheep breeds and gathered in the North of England during summer 2019, the fibre has been woollen spun to a single ply lace weight at a traditional, family-owned mill in Yorkshire.

It is the colour of the bitter chocolate - a deep dark pitch brown - as close to black as I have ever seen, and is shot through with natural silver fibres which give it movement. The handle is crunchy, but once blocked the fabric becomes light, airy and softer, while still retaining its shape making it perfect for lace knitting and open crochet work.

Due to the flexibility of the yarn to work within a vast range of tension (gauge) measurements, we have left this information blank. As with all lace weight yarns, you can use a smaller needle or hook to produce a tight fabric, or work with a larger tool for more open stitches and a lacier finish.

Please note: The yarn is slightly thick and thin in places. I chose to continue working with it where the thread became thinner, but you may prefer to cut it and hold two strands together as you rejoin to make it stronger in the finished garment. Being a 100% wool yarn it will also happily wet splice if you prefer.

As used in the gorgeous Shepherd's Purse Tee pattern.

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