Content: 50% Blue-Faced Leicester wool, 25% ecru Masham wool, 25% dark brown Masham
Yarn weight: Aran
Gauge: 18-20 sts = 4”
Needle size: 4-5mm / 7-8 US
Yardage: 185yds / 170m = 100g
Care: Handwash cold and dry flat
Feels like: Smooth, wooly, slightly shiny and fuzzy.
Use for: Garments, accessories.
Project Suggestions: The Visiting Sweater in Laine Issue 11 or the Coorie Scarf.
*Please note - we have low stock! If you would like to order Winterburn, please send us an email.
Winterburn Aran throws the spotlight on another one of Baa Ram Ewe's wonderful Yorkshire sheep breeds, the Masham. The Masham has a smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft. 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. Blue-faced Leicester wool is known for being shiny like silk, and the combination of these two types of wools makes for strong and hardwearing yarn.