£6.60

Tweed-grey Jacob, 4-ply ball

SKU: Batch number 001x, 4ply

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn

Breed: Jacob
Colour: tweed-grey
Thickness: 4 ply
Ball size: 50g
Length: 175m
Tension: 27 sts x 32 rows to 10cm over st st using size 10 needles

Description

This yarn colour is made by carding then spinning together all the wool from these smartly spotted and patched sheep. There is thus a mix of black, grey and white fibres and together these give it depth of texture and a feel of life. It is a rich grey, working well in a plain stitch or with a simple texture or more complex cables and knots. See Adam’s long socks in the gallery for how it looks with a simple cable. I also like it in stocking stitch with a very simple fairisle pattern in Shetland white near the edge.

Jacob sheep have a fairly fine wool with a good staple length. As a result, the wool need not be spun so tightly. This gives it a very comfortable feel when knitting. Though the wool is more relaxed than the Shetland wool, the individual fibres are slightly thicker.

We also have this colour-batch of wool spun as DK and and a very similar batch spun in the Aran weight yarn.

 

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 13 × 7 × 7 cm