Double Knitting by gwlan Cambrian Wool

Double Knitting by gwlan Cambrian Wool

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These yarns are spun from finest Welsh Mule: Bluefaced Leicester with character! The Welsh Mule comes about by crossing the local hill breeds with a Bluefaced Leicester ram, and this cross improves the wool. Suited to clothing, this yarn has a good definition whilst developing a nice halo. This wool is produced on farms throughout the Cambrian Mountains Region, which encompasses much of Mid Wales – a stunningly beautiful and wild area perfect for producing great fleeces and allowing sheep to live happily. We love this yarn as it ticks so many of our boxes; British, small producer, supports farmers, local, encourages farmers to improve their fleece, provides another reason for farmers to keep sheep other than for their meat and it is absolutely gorgeous! Soft but with an underlying strength that means it will wear and wear well so that all your hard effort in making something special with it will last for years to come. And in case a gorgeous yarn is not enough, all the colours are deep, rich and totally desirable.

Hand wash and please don’t tumble dry!

50g will give you 100 metres of Welsh joy!

19 stitches and 27 rows to a 10 cm square using 4 mm needles