Cheviot naturally dyed
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Naturally dyed Cheviot DK

£21.00

The natural shade of this Cheviot DK weight yarn is a beautiful creamy white – it takes colour very well and lends a warmth to most of these naturally dyed colours.  I have had a lot of fun dyeing these shades – all achieved with natural materials including heather, beech, alder cones and bramble leaves gathered locally and walnuts hulls gifted by Lisa.

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This Cheviot DK yarn has a wonderful bounce, strength and character – expert spinning by The Border Mill, combined with particularly lovely fleeces from Orrinside Flock, results in a yarn that is softer than typically expected for Cheviot.  I can comfortably wear it against my skin and think most people would feel likewise.

The Cheviots found here in the Highlands are North Country Cheviots, and especially around the Black Isle, are probably the most commonly seen sheep breed in the area.   They are kept primarily for meat but these pretty white faced, black-nosed sheep also have good quality and sturdy wool, sadly something which seems to be mostly forgotten these days. Jane’s very eclectic flock has a core of North Country Cheviots and I have been able to select the best to be spun into this lovely DK weight yarn.

 

Clipping year: 2016 | Weight: DK | Rec. Needles: 3.5-5mm

Crayon Smudge

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Forest Fruit Ripple

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Mocha Swirl

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Peach Blush

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Rain Cloud

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Sea Glass

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Warm Ochre

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Watercolour Flowers

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

Woodsmoke

Cheviot

Farm:
Orrinside Flock

Metres per 100g:
185/100g

  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.