Mini Skein Set Gotland DK
Mini Skein Set Gotland DK

Gotland DK Mini Skeins – 190g Limited Edition


Fibre: Gotland (with a hint of Shetland)

Farm: Fearniewell Croft, Clipping Year: 2018, Weight: DK

Meterage: 185m/100g, Suggested Needles: 4-5.5mm

1 mini skein 55g undyed and 3 mini skeins 45g naturally dyed

Sold in 190 (1 x 55g & 3 x 45g)g Skeins

3 in stock

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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.  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.

White mini – undyed

Burnt Orange mini – fustic, quebracho, cutch & rhubarb

Grey mini – gallnut

Blue mini – indigo

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

Clipping year: 2018 | Weight: DK | Rec. Needles: 4 - 5.5mm

Limited Edition

Gotland (with a hint of Shetland)

Fearniewell Croft

Metres per 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.