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Heritage DK

Heritage DK


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 and scoured in Yorkshire
Spun in Devon

Complex and completely natural, dark pitch brown in colour with a reddish tint that becomes silvery grey or tan in different lights. A soft, somewhat drapey, lustrous 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.

Finest grade 1 Hebridean fleece from the late summer 2019 clip of a flock in Yorkshire is blended with Zwartbles fibre from Exmoor, not far from the mill where the yarn is spun. 

We do not second scour the yarn after spinning so advise you make and wash a swatch to realise the full potential of the yarn before starting your project.

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