Gotland Alpaca Blend DK

£21.00

Fibre: Gotland-Alpaca (50:50%)

Farm: Fearniewell Croft, Clipping Year: 2019, Weight: DK

Meterage: 200m/100g, Suggested needles: 4-5.5mm

Gotland Alpaca Blend DK combine well with Godland(ish) DK

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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 both Shetland and Charollais genes. Rather than detracting from the Gotland fleece the additional genes really add to the characteristics of their fleece, Gotland is lustrous, drapey and smooth (with the most beautiful crimp) – the Shetland adds some softness and the Charollais (despite being primarily a meat breed) has Bluefaced Leicester in its ancestry and has a fine elastic quality.

The one downside of the additional genetics is that not all the ewes have the characteristic Gotland grey fleece, and so some of the wool is expertly blended with naturally black, grey and white alpaca by The Border Mill – to spin this beautiful Gotland Alpaca Blend which is 50% Gotland(ish) and 50% British Alpaca in four natural undyed shades (Charcoal, Grey, Silver and Cream).

This yarn has been beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders and has a soft handle with slight sheen and drape.

Clipping year: 2019 | Weight: DK | Rec. Needles: 4-5.5mm

Natural Cream

Gotland- Alpaca Blend (50-50%)

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
200/100g

Natural Silver

Gotland- Alpaca Blend (50-50%)

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
200/100g

Natural Grey

Gotland- Alpaca Blend (50-50%)

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
200/100g

Natural Charcoal

Gotland- Alpaca Blend (50-50%)

Farm:
Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 100g:
200/100g

  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.