£6.60

Dorset Down (worsted spun), DK ball

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn

Breed: Dorset Down
Colour: Light Cream
Thickness: DK
Ball size: 50g
Length: 110m
Tension: xx sts x yy 26 rows to 10cm over st st using size z needles

Description

This yarn is from our Dorset Down sheep, our main flock, chosen not for their wool’s characteristics but because they are a good local breed for all our other needs. It is a very light cream colour and we have had it carded and spun in a different way from all our other yarns, using the worsted process. The fibres are more aligned and spun from the end not the side.  This means that you have a smoother, brighter finish, almost a lustre. It also means that the yarn looks more slender than our other yarns (described as ‘woollen spun’). It is very attractive used simply as stocking stitch, with maybe a panel of lacy design or a simple few stripes of another colour. I am particularly pleased with a baby’s cardigan with a narrow Jacob tweed-grey stripe.

 

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Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 13 × 7 × 7 cm