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Longwool Blend 4 ply

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The natural lustre and halo of this Longwool Blend lends itself very well to dyeing and the colours have a real shimmer and depth to them.  Longwool Blend was very popular last year and I have repeated it with 2018’s clip from Orrinside Flock.  This year the longwool fleeces include Lincoln Longwool – this is the longwool of longwools with a staple length averaging 18-25.5cm (7-10 in) and has a superb lustre.

Three skeins knit into a stunning Eathie Shawl (by Emily K Williams) or one skein is perfect for a drapey Lode Shawl (by Clare Devine) see product images for examples. You can find paper copies of the Lode Shawl here and the Eathie Shawl here (both with Ravelry download codes).

 

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This yarn is a blend of three different longwool breeds – 1/3 Cotswold, 1/3 Wensleydale and 1/3 Lincoln Longwool – it is drapey, lustrous and has a wonderful halo.  Longwool Blend is approximately 4 ply/Sport Weight and has been expertly spun by The Border Mill.

The Lincoln Longwool’s long staple length has given a slight ‘kink’ to the finished yarn which is evident in the dyed yarns but doesn’t show in the undyed yarn as it hasn’t been washed since spinning (the ‘kink’ is due to differences in staple length of the fleeces that make up the blend and the yarn still knits up beautifully).

The wool comes from Orrinside Flock, a very eclectic group of sheep.  Jane has been really enthusiastic about seeing her flock’s wool turned into yarn and I think this is influencing her choices when she’s thinking about buying new stock!

 

 

Clipping year: 2018 | Weight: 4 ply/Fingering | Rec. Needles: 3-4.5mm

Natural White

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

Turkish Rose naturally dyed with madder

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

Mid Indigo naturally dyed with indigo

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

Deep Pearl naturally dyed with gallnut

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

Deep Indigo naturally dyed with indigo

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

Candyfloss I naturally dyed with cochineal

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

Candyfloss II naturally dyed with cochineal

Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
305/100g

  1. Black Isle Yarns are gently and minimally processed by The Border Mill 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.