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100% Lancashire Lonk from the Lune Valley


100% shearling Lonk wool, grown and sheared in the Lune Valley, spun in Britain and hand finished here at Monkley Ghyll.


A single rare breed yarn bred and reared on the Lancashire moors. Since 2020 the Lonk breed has been added to the at risk list of sheep breeds by the Rare Breed Society, indicating that this magnificent sheep is in decline. Until the 1930s Lonk wool was highly prized and was used in the hosiery industry.

This sport weight, worsted spun retains all those desirable characteristics, a smooth, firm, crisp yarn that softens with use, with great definition, perfect for socks and shawls.


159 metres/174 yards per 50g skein


Recommended gauge from 26-28 sts to 10cm (4in) using 3-3.25mm needles.

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