Baa Ram Ewe Titus 4 Ply Yarn

Baa Ram Ewe Titus 4 Ply Yarn

15.00

A stunning yarn that blends the long locks of the quintessential Yorkshire sheep – the Wensleydale – with Bluefaced Leicester, and British Alpaca to produce a soft, light 4 ply yarn with a beautiful drape.

Yarn weight: 4ply
Ball weight: 100g hank
Composition: 50% Wensleydale / 20% Bluefaced Leicester / 30% British Alpaca
Yarn length: 350yds / 320m per 100g

Needles: 2.75–3.25mm

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Titus is a stunning, luxurious yarn with a Yorkshire accent. It blends the beautiful long locks of the quintessential Yorkshire sheep – the Wensleydale – mixes it with the finest of all the British sheep, the Bluefaced Leicester, and then adds another little Yorkshire surprise, British Alpaca.  

Sir Titus Salt was a Leeds born wool manufacturer who became tired of the smoke and pollution emanating from Yorkshire's mills and factor chimneys and built a new mill on the outskirts of Shipley, which became the village of Saltaire, now a World Heritage Site.

But this wasn't Sir Titus' only achievement. In 1836, Titus came upon some bales of alpaca in a warehouse in Liverpool and bought the consignment. Sir Titus becomes the creator of the lustrous and subsequently hugely fashionable alpaca cloth, which contributed massively to his success as a manufacturer. That's why there is 30% of the finest, softest, natural, UK Alpaca in this yarn, adding that little bit of magic to an already wonderful wool.