Dovestone DK Yarn

Dovestone DK Yarn

14.00

A soft and lustrous blend of British sheep breeds, this worsted spun yarn combines cosy warmth with a silky drape. 

Yarn weight: DK
Ball weight: 100g hank
Composition: 25% Wensleydale / 50% Bluefaced Leicester / 25% Dark Brown Masham
Yarn length: 252yds / 230m per 100g

Needles: 4-4.5mm
Tension: 22 stitches x 28 rows = 4 inches

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Baa Ram Ewe is on a mission to make beautiful yarns that celebrate Yorkshire's woolly heritage. Their Dovestone DK celebrates a local breed, the Masham, reflecting the unique combination of strength and softness ingrained in the personality of Yorkshire folk.

Yorkshire farmers have long known the mix of the local Masham sheep breed and the Bluefaced Leicester is a special one, highly prized for its meat across the country and the world. But blending the fleece of these two magnificent breeds, along with the drape of the Wensleydale, creates something truly special too.

For those less familiar with the Masham, it is a lovely looking breed with ringlets of fleece, (inherited from its Teeswater mother) but also a sturdiness and loftiness from its hill-loving make ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, Masham 'Gimmer' (female) lambs were considered so pretty farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market. This breeds of sheep is so synonymous with Yorkshire's wool heritage that the North Yorkshire town of Masham still has its own sheep fair every year.

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