Where to buy British wool? Blacker yarns of course, where you’ll find the highest quality classic British knitting yarns. This traditional range is based on a blend of British breeds white wool, combined with 30% Blue-faced Leicester and Mule wool from our selected supplier farms, mainly in the Westcountry. The white comes mainly from Portland, Southdown and Ryeland sheep and the added Blue-faced Leicester and Mule soften this handle to make comfortable, light and warm garments or will felt well for accessories. Our Classic British yarns are good for all types of projects and are priced to give value for money and provide an economic alternative to our rarer, special and luxury yarn ranges.
We start with the natural creamy white and then add heathered grey or fawn using mainly Hebridean or Black Welsh Mountain fleece for the grey or Manx Loagthan fleece for the fawn. We then dye the three natural base shades in subtle colours, which will all tone with each other.
The lofty woollen spun yarns are designed to give you a classic, traditional knitting experience, in natural and attractive dyed colours, available in 4-ply, DK, and Aran weights and they are priced to encourage you to avoid using artificial fibres.
For more detailed information on TENSION/GAUGE for these woollen spun yarns, please refer to the 4-ply and finer, 5-ply guernsey yarns, Double Knitting, Aran and Chunky pages which give data on needles and swatches.