Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn DK

Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn DK


A soft and lustrous blend of British sheep breeds, this worsted spun yarn combines cosy warmth with a silky drape. Winterburn is the new DK from Baa Ram Ewe and will gradually be replacing their Dovestone DK.

Yarn weight: DK
Ball weight: 100g hank
Composition: 50% Bluefaced Leicester / 25% Dark Brown Masham / 25% Ecru 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’s brand new Winterburn DK throws the spotlight on another one of our wonderful Yorkshire sheep breeds, the Masham. The Masham has smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft that it gets from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, female ‘gimmer’ -or lambs- were considered so pretty that farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market and Sheep Fairs which continues to this day in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, from which this sheep breed gets its name.