Byre - Thistle Head

Fingering weight – 100% Pure British wool
A Room Of My Own Hand-dyed Collection from Susan Crawford

  • 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

    Fingering weight
    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


About Thistle Head

From mid-summer onwards thistles of all types grow boldly and rapidly, their stunning purple flowers standing head and shoulders above all other plants and grasses in the meadow. Thistle Head captures that moment of vibrancy before the flower dies and the  thistledown appears and the goldfinches swoop to feed off the thistle seed.

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