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Gotland DK – Natural Undyed, Indigo and Mini Skein Gradients

£18.00£23.00

Our special Gotland DK (with a hint of Shetland) – in natural Cream and Silver Grey, three naturally dyed indigo shades plus mini skein indigo gradient sets.

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Gotland is an uncommon breed here in Britain with only around 1500 in the country altogether. They are an old breed of sheep having been developed on the Swedish island of Gotland over 1000 years ago.  Fearniewell Croft’s Gotlands have a ‘hint of Shetland’ thanks to a determined tup a few generations ago.  Thanks to this adventurous tup the normal range of Gotland greys is increased to include paler greys and a creamy white. The wool is typically soft and warm with a slight sheen and the addition of the Shetland genes, although perhaps reducing the lustre slightly, can be felt in the lovely soft handle of this beautiful wool. The 2017 clip from this special flock has been split into four natural colours – Charcoal, Grey, Silver, Cream.

 

 

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: DK | Rec. Needles: 4-5.5mm

Deep Indigo

Gotland

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
190/100g

Mid Indigo

Gotland

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
190/100g

Forest Green Indigo

Gotland

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
190/100g

Mini Skein Gradient Set

Gotland

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
190/100g

Cream

Gotland

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
190/100g

Silver Grey

Gotland

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
190/100g

  1. Black Isle Yarns are gently and minimally processed by The Border Mill (link) from real animals who enjoy an outdoor life (in beautiful surroundings, lucky beasts!) – consequently you may find the odd bit of vegetation in your yarn, these are easy to remove as you knit and, if you’re lucky enough to find some, I hope will remind you of the special animals who have grown your yarn!
  2. I do my best to show the yarn colours as accurately as possible but please be aware that colours do vary from monitor to monitor
  3. Your yarn should be gently hand washed in cool water using pH neutral wool wash such as Eucalan or Soak. This may seem time consuming at first but should soon become an enjoyable part of working with a gently treated natural product.
  4. All my dyed colours have been thoroughly washed and rinsed however there may be a slight release of residual colour on washing – this shouldn’t change the overall yarn colour or alter other colours.