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.
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 Rusty Tractor:
'Iris' International is our rusty old tractor, built in the mid-1970s and built to last. Her bodywork at one time a rich red, the patina of the years and the accumulation of rust has turned that red into a rich autumnal rust shade. Rusty Tractor pays homage to Iris our trusty farm vehicle, recreating the same rich but earthy tones.