The Jacobs are smartly white with smart black patches and spots. For this yarn we have carded together all the black, grey and white wool together and this makes a tweedy mid-grey.
The chunky wool knits up quickly, making it easy to complete a project and the fabric it makes is thick, giving a very warm garment. It is excellent for textured knitting with cables, ribs and simple textures such as moss stitch, which make the finished garment even thicker and warmer. We also have chunky wool in an off-white called Ryemeal from the light-coloured Jacob wool, Cream from the Dorset Downs, Shetland soft brown, and Hebridean chocolate-black. These include strong colours, good for stripes or simple bold patterns. See Holly’s hat (Hebridean and Dorset Down) for inspiration!
If you want more subtle colours for thicker garments, for shawls or for blankets, consider using two strands of either 4ply or DK of which we have a greater choice of colours. You can use either the same colour or of two different colours, which gives a lovely marl effect.