Forest Zwartbles Cheviot Heavy DK
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Zwartbles Cheviot Blend Heavy DK

£24.00

Fibre: Zwartbles-Cheviot Blend (50-50%)

Farm: Hedgefield Zwartbles & Orrinside Flock, Clipping Year: 2017, Weight: Heavy DK

Meterage: 160m/100g, Suggested Needles: 3-5.5mm

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The Zwartbles comes from ‘Hedgefield Zwartbles’ which is the show name for Jim and Linda’s award winning flock. The flock is based on the edge of the small town of Beauly – set at the head of the Beauly Firth (just a few miles inland from the Black Isle).  Jim clips his best youngsters early ready for the coming show season and these ‘shearling’ fleeces are used in this yarn.  The wool has a softer handle than that of mature Zwartbles and the fleece is a beautiful rich bitter chocolate brown with less of the bleaching that comes in with age.

The Cheviot comes from the very eclectic ‘Orrinside Flock’.  Jane’s land is on the edge of the Black Isle, not far from Beauly, and has beautiful views inland to Glen Affric and Cannich – a very lovely area with hill after hill on the horizon.  The core flock consists of North Country Cheviots which are the main sheep locally. They’re not generally thought to have particularly exciting wool and it is often written off as being fit for carpets only.  However the best quality Cheviot fleece, such as this, has a lovely crisp, bouncy and smooth handle.

This yarn has been beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders.

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: Heavy DK | Rec. Needles: 3.5-5mm

Whisper (avocado)

Zwartbles & Cheviot (50:50%)

Farm:
Hedgefield Zwartbles & Orrinside Croft

Metres per 100g:
160/100g

Indigo (indigo)

Zwartbles & Cheviot (50:50%)

Farm:
Hedgefield Zwartbles & Orrinside Croft

Metres per 100g:
160/100g

Pine (chlorophyllin)

Zwartbles & Cheviot (50:50%)

Farm:
Hedgefield Zwartbles & Orrinside Croft

Metres per 100g:
160/100g

Forest (indigo, rhubarb & cow parsley)

Zwartbles & Cheviot (50:50%)

Farm:
Hedgefield Zwartbles & Orrinside Croft

Metres per 100g:
160/100g

  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.