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DK weight, 75% Hebridean/25% Zwartbles yarn, 24th June 2016 clip


Yarn details:
% 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 needle or hook
18 sts and 22 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 and I am thrilled to bits with it!

The Hebridean fleece was clipped on 23rd July 2015 at Escrick Park Estate and the Zwartbles comes from Exmoor, not far from the mill where the yarn is spun.

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