Two Flocks

Over the last couple of days I’ve talked about our new Yorkshire yarn, and shared photos of the first colours from our collaboration with KnitBritish.

Today I want to talk about the actual yarn.

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Two Flocks yarn is made up of fleece from 2 flocks.

50% of it is Poll Dorset from the Fourways Dorset Flock

50% of it is Bluefaced Leicester from the Riggmoor Reindeer Flock.

Both flocks are local to us – less than 20 minutes away by car.

Once the fleece was shorn it was sent to The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall where it was turned into yarn.

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The yarn is a DK weight and each stand is made up of 4 plies – so 4 thin strands twisted together to make a thicker one. The yarn has been worsted spun, which means that it highlights the lustre of the yarn. In turn that means it has amazing stitch definition.

The yarn isn’t superwash treated, so you’re going to want to hand wash whatever you make with this.

There’s a gorgeous bounce to this yarn – and it’s beautifully soft. I’ve tested this on the two fussiest people I know when  it comes to wool (hello Bobbie and Lily) – and we watched in delight while Lily buried her face in the skein.

I’d reach for this yarn for hats, shawls, cowls – anything where I wanted softness and a bit of structure. I’ll confess that I’ve already dyed up a batch which is earmarked to become a jumper for me.

Each skein weighs 100 grams and has 225 meters of yarn – so a single skin will make a hat or mitts, and a couple would make a wonderfully generous shawl.

The first batch of this yarn will go on sale next Thursday . Make sure that you stay up to date with further batches by signing up for our newsletter.

 

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