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Barn - Hay Bale

About Barn:

This new artisanal yarn by Susan Crawford is a unique wool in a natural shade of grey. Featuring a blend of 3 British sheep breeds, the characteristics of local sheep from around Monkley Ghyll Farm are combined to create a delightfully lofty, grey yarn. Jacob fleece is blended with white Shetland, then a strand of black Shetland adds further depth. The result is a yarn which is extremely soft to handle, yet very warm and hard-wearing. Barn creates fabric with a beautiful texture, equally good in plain stitch patterns as well as textural patterns, cables and lace.

 

Product Information:

100% British wool - a unique blend of Jacob white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces

Worsted spun in Yorkshire

DK weight - 225m/246yds per 100g skein

Recommended stocking stitch gauge - 20-22 sts to 10cm (4in)

Hand wash only

 

Grown, sheared and spun in Britain

 

About Hay Bale:

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.

 


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