Longwool Blend 4 ply

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Fibre: Longwool Blend (Wensleydale & Cotswold, 75:25%)
Farm: Culgowrie Flock
Clipping Year: 2019, Weight: 4ply/Fingering
Meterage: 310m/100g, Suggested Needles: 2.5 -4.5mm

 

 

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Longwool Blend is a glorious combination of two longwool breeds – Wensleydale and Cotswold – and is drapey, lustrous, strong and smooth with a slight halo.  The yarn is approximately 4 ply/Fingering and has been expertly spun by The Border Mill. It is worth bearing in mind that because it is quite a dense fibre, and also because of the way The Border Mill is set-up to spin, the yarn itself is quite fine (in terms of diameter) compared to others with the same m/100g.

The wool comes from Culgowrie Flock (formerly Orrinside Flock, they have moved in the last year).  Jane has a very eclectic mix of sheep breeds and is great to work with, taking a real interest in the yarn produced from her fleece. Last summer, for the first time, Jane decided to enter some of her fleece in the Royal Highland Show, Scotland’s biggest agricultural show……….and she came away with 1st and 2nd prize in the Lustre class! These two fleeces plus another two have gone into Longwool Blend which is 3/4 Wensleydale and 1/4 Cotswold.

The yarn is ideal for shawls and cardigans with drape. It would also work well for a sweater such as the Ranunculus – which I’ve had my eye on for quite a while!  I particularly like this version knit by Louise of South Downs Yarns. The Eathie Shawl knits up beautifully in three shades of Longwool Blend. Or for a single skein project the Lode Shawl is beautiful and very wearable.

Clipping year: 2019 | Weight: 4 ply/Fingering | Rec. Needles: 2.5-4.5mm

Natural Cream

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

Kelp Forest

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

Leaf Burst

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

Mid Indigo (light)

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

Old Gold

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

Rose Gold

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

Seaweed

Wensleydale and Cotswold, 75:25%

Farm:
Culgowrie Flock

Metres per 100g:
310/100g

  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.