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Limited Edition & Rare

Limited Edition & Rare

Here you will find yarns from rare, regional, special or unusual breeds, as named. Due to scarcity, these yarns come and go, though we aim to maintain an interesting selection of types and natural colours. 

Many are classified as rare or endangered and listed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust: when we can get the quality we need we make occasional limited editions, so grab them when you can! 

All our yarns knit to a standard tension, so these limited edition breeds can be used for all our knitting patterns although the fabrics will differ for each. 

Please refer to our 4-ply and finer, 5-ply guernsey yarns, Double Knitting, Aran and Chunky pages for information on tension and gauge.

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  • Pure Texel Aran White yarn

    A rare chance to try the wool of Texel sheep, usually better known for meat. The yarn is soft and naturally coloured, again rare for this breed. Well worth a trial as this limited edition is a one-off. Learn More
  • Pure Texel DK Grey yarn

    A rare chance to try the wool of Texel sheep, usually better known for meat. The yarn is soft and naturally coloured, again rare for this breed. Well worth a trial as this limited edition is a one-off. Learn More
  • Pure Texel DK White yarn

    A rare chance to try the wool of Texel sheep, usually better known for meat. The yarn is soft and naturally coloured, again rare for this breed. Well worth a trial as this limited edition is a one-off. Learn More
  • Pure Texel DK Dark yarn

    A rare chance to try the wool of Texel sheep, usually better known for meat. The yarn is soft and naturally coloured, again rare for this breed. Well worth a trial as this limited edition is a one-off. Learn More
  • Pure Texel Aran Dark yarn

    A rare chance to try the wool of Texel sheep, usually better known for meat. The yarn is soft and naturally coloured, again rare for this breed. Well worth a trial as this limited edition is a one-off. Learn More
  • Pure North Ronaldsay DK Mid Grey knitting yarn

    The small and very hardy North Ronaldsay sheep are banished to the beaches on their native island, so a move to the mainland and grass can be very welcome!  These northern short-tail sheep produce a double coat of mixed fine and coarse hairs which we spin together for a medium soft yarn full of character, which comes in a range of shades from white to dark grey, and occasionally a lovely tan shade.

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  • Pure North Ronaldsay DK Light Grey knitting yarn

    The small and very hardy North Ronaldsay sheep are banished to the beaches on their native island, so a move to the mainland and grass can be very welcome!  These northern short-tail sheep produce a double coat of mixed fine and coarse hairs which we spin together for a medium soft yarn full of character, which comes in a range of shades from white to dark grey, and occasionally a lovely tan shade.

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  • Pure North Ronaldsay Aran Mid Grey knitting yarn

    The small and very hardy North Ronaldsay sheep are banished to the beaches on their native island, so a move to the mainland and grass can be very welcome!  These northern short-tail sheep produce a double coat of mixed fine and coarse hairs which we spin together for a medium soft yarn full of character, which comes in a range of shades from white to dark grey, and occasionally a lovely tan shade.

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  • Pure North Ronaldsay Aran Dark Grey knitting yarn

    Pure North Ronaldsay Dark Grey Aran knitting yarn Learn More
  • Pure North Ronaldsay Aran Fawn knitting yarn

    The small and very hardy North Ronaldsay sheep are banished to the beaches on their native island, so a move to the mainland and grass can be very welcome!  These northern short-tail sheep produce a double coat of mixed fine and coarse hairs which we spin together for a medium soft yarn full of character, which comes in a range of shades from white to dark grey, and occasionally a lovely tan shade.

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  • Pure Boreray Aran yarn

    This yarn is unique and rare! Boreray is the rarest of all British sheep. Thanks to Jane Cooper and some dedicated breeders, we have sufficient fibre to make the second commercially spun batch of Boreray yarn.

    It comes in a natural fawn aran weight. There are some coarser guard fibres, but the overall effect is surprisingly soft and ideal for sturdy outerwear creating a dense fabric which shows good definition. Learn More

  • St. Kilda Laceweight

    Our St. Kilda yarn is a unique and rare homage to the Scottish archipelago and World Heritage site on the outer edges of the Hebrides. The islands’ native Boreray and Soay sheep are two of the oldest and rarest of all British breeds, so there is only enough wool to make a limited amount each year.

    These fibres are eked out by blending into a Shetland base to create a beautifully delicate and textured yarn with plenty of bounce. Our St. Kilda has a real grip, so it is exquisitely suited to lace knitting and textured shawls.

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  • Pure Castlemilk Moorit DK knitting yarn

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    The very rare Castlemilk Moorit sheep was a breed specially created from crossing Manx Loagthan and Shetland sheep to make a small parkland sheep for the Castlemilk estate.  After almost dying out, the remainder of the flock was rescued by Joe Henson and revived at the Cotswold Farm Park.  Their wool is short and brown and makes an amazingly plushy and bulky brown yarn, ideal for outer wear and accessories.

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  • Pure Texel Aran Grey yarn

    A rare chance to try the wool of Texel sheep, usually better known for meat. The yarn is soft and naturally coloured, again rare for this breed. Well worth a trial as this limited edition is a one-off. Learn More

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