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 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.