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Pure Gotland DK knitting yarns

Softness (of 1-3)*
firm
Fibre: medium
medium

Availability: Out of stock

£6.60

Details

Details

Gotland sheep produce very fine and particularly warm wool in shades from silver to charcoal.  The yarn is remarkably light when made up, has a wonderful lustre and takes dye beautifully.  Founder of the company, Sue Blacker, owns a flock of Gotland sheep and every batch of our Gotland yarn includes a small amount from Sue’s Cornish flock.  Gotland sheep - like the fibre - are rather special!  Sue believes that they are “an extremely intelligent sheep, with a sense of humour and mischief.”

Fibre medium
Breed Gotland
Ball/skein length DK c.50g c.110m (c.119yds)
Yarn Thickness DK
Finish: woollen or worsted Woollen
Package approx. 50g balls
Handle fine

Back Story

Details

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.

 

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