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Jacob

Jacob

The historic Jacob sheep are famous for their horns and striking two-coloured coats of dark and light wool.  The breed is believed to have come to the UK from the Middle East, possibly via Spain.  Spotted Jacob sheep can be seen in Egyptian wall paintings dated to 1800 BCE.

Our Jacob yarn is hardwearing and ideal for outerwear or slipper socks.  The yarn is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition.   When the fleeces arrive at our mill, we sort the fibre by colour, then re-blend and combine to create various shades of pale, mid and dark yarn.

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  • Jacob 4-ply Dark Blue Marlstone (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

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  • Jacob 4-ply Granite undyed

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob 4-ply Pale Green Basalt (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

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  • Jacob 4-ply Clay pale undyed

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob DK Purple Granite (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob DK Purple Clay (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob 4-ply Dark Blue Granite (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob 4-ply Basalt undyed

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob 4-ply Dark Blue Clay (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob 4-ply Marlstone undyed

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob DK Purple Basalt (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob DK Clay pale undyed

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob DK Purple Marlstone (dyed)

    Jacob DK Purple Marlstone (dyed) Learn More
  • Jacob 4-ply Dark Blue Basalt (dyed)

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Jacob DK Basalt undyed

    The striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep inspired us to create this unique yarn, with four distinct bases combining variations of the natural fleece colours, which are then made into a spun marl, much more subtle than the traditional plied versions.. 

    The yarn comes in 4-ply and Double Knitting and is worsted spun giving it a smoother handle and wonderful stitch definition, making it ideal for garments and shawls.  Despite its smoothness, Jacob is also hardwearing enough for outerwear and accessories, even socks.  

    Learn More
  • Pure Jacob White 4-ply Worsted Spun Knitting Yarn

    The historic Jacob sheep are famous for their horns and striking two-coloured coats of dark and light wool.  The breed is believed to have come to the UK from the Middle East, possibly via Spain.  Spotted Jacob sheep can be seen in Egyptian wall paintings dated to 1800 BCE.

    Learn More
  • Pure Jacob Guernsey yarn

    The traditional 5-ply Guernsey yarn was named for the Channel Islands but was spun from local wool in coastal areas all around the UK and Northern Europe. It was then knitted into warm working wear for sea-faring and (we have no doubt) farming and mining people.  Also of course we get 'Gansey' and 'Jersey' from the same creative roots.

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