- About Byre
This artisanal yarn has been blended and spun exclusively for Susan Crawford at a local mill, using a unique blend of Jacobs and white and black Shetland fleeces, to create a delightfully lofty, soft, grey yarn displaying the characteristics of sheep from Monkley Ghyll and nearby farms. The yarn has been worsted spun for added smoothness, softness and longevity but retains a wonderful plumpness making the yarn warm and cocooning. Byre creates fabric with a beautiful texture, equally good in plain stitch patterns as well as textural patterns, cables and lace.
Our 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 the sheep living at Monkley Ghyll Farm itself. 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.
- 100% British wool – a unique blend of Jacob white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces
400 metres / 436 yards per 100g skein (approx)
Recommended gauge 28–32 sts to 10cm (4in) using 3–3.5mm needles.
Hand wash only
Worsted spun in Yorkshire
Grown, sheared and spun in Britain
Each summer on the farm the traditional ritual of hay making takes place. A meadow is set aside, ungrazed to allow the grass to grow long and dense. When the time is right and the weather grants us a week of dry conditions the grass is cut then spread out on the ground, turned and dried, the long blades of grass changing from a vibrant green to a complex sun-faded yellow. Once dried these dried grasses, are gathered together into bales, the grass now called hay.