400 metres / 436 yards per 100g skein (approx) Recommended gauge 28–32 sts to 10cm (4in) using 3–3.5mm needles.
This artisanal yarn has been blended and spun exclusively for Susan Crawford at a local mill, using a unique blend of Jacob and white and black Shetland fleeces, to create a delightfully lofty, soft, grey yarn displaying the characteristics of British breed sheep. Byre has been worsted spun into a fingering weight yarn using 2 plies of fibre, for added smoothness, softness and longevity. Knitting with Byre results in a beautiful texture, equally good in plain stitch patterns as well as textural patterns, cables and lace.
With artisanal yarns such as Byre, the goal is to showcase the native sheep breeds living on the moors, fells and hills of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, sourcing fibre from local farmers, as well as utilizing the fleeces from our own small flock. Byre follows in the footsteps of Barn, as the next in a range of yarns blended and spun to our specifications, creating the perfect hand knitting yarn from the very best wool. A new generation of knitters and crocheters can enjoy these wools from the heart of the British countryside.