Gotland sheep produce very fine and particularly warm wool in shades from silver to charcoal – the only sheep that produce a truly grey fleece. The resulting yarn has a wonderful lustre, takes dye beautifully and knits up to produce a remarkably light fabric. The founder of our company, Sue Blacker, keeps a small flock of Gotland sheep and every batch of our Gotland yarn is blended with a small amount from Sue’s own Cornish flock. Just like their fibre, Gotland sheep are rather special, and Sue believes they are “extremely intelligent, with a sense of humour and mischief.”
Gotland fibre has a soft halo and delicate shine, lending stitch patterns a wonderfully rustic appearance. This truly is one of our favourite breeds and a must try for anyone looking to delve a little deeper in their journey with breed specific yarns. We’ve created a dark, dreamy palette which evokes the wet weather of autumn and winter across the dramatic landscape surrounding our mill in Cornwall.