Dyed 100% British Cheviot Chain Yarn 50g Skein
100% British Cheviot wrapped around a pure wool core to create a super chunky yarn without the weight or bulk. It's light and airy qualities come from the combed Cheviot tops being whipped around an ultra-thin pure wool core (at present this isn't British wool as we couldn't spin it fine enough...but we're working on it!)
The British Cheviot is fully traceable. The Cheviot gives a soft and crisp feel, whilst still being a strong and versatile yarn. This is a great natural yarn base which takes dyes well.
- Weight: Approx. Super chunky weight (chain ply)
- Length: Approx. 51m/56yds per 50g
- Tested on 8mm needles
FLEECE & NATURAL FIBRES
Our North Country Cheviot fleeces come from Maria and John's own Lake District flock and the Heatherlea Cheviots from George and Sabrina Ross who are crofters in the Highlands.
- Fleece scoured in the UK
- Processed into yarn in Italy
For this yarn we worked with a highly regarded Italian spinner to push the boundaries of Cheviot wool use, re-introducing the wonders of quality British wool to a European audience, and benefitting from their immense knowledge of fine yarn spinning. The mill shares our regenerative business values.
We worked with Becci and Markus at Riverknits to create this pastel collection, with our vague brief of 'a twist on summery pastels' they created this beautiful mix of colour pops. All hand-dyed in their studio based in Northamptonshire.
RiverKnits specialise in hand dyed colour, combining the traditional material of wool with original dyeing techniques to create exciting new ways of making. They have a strong focus on sustainable sourcing and natural fibres.
- Hand wash only - we recommend a wool wash
- Gently wash colours separately on first clean
- Air dry flat to keep shape
Fully traceable, breed specific wool
We believe in the inherent value and potential of British wool. We believe by offering our knowledge generously we can help to build bespoke yarn and fleece projects that fulfil the needs of different brands and support their individual journey, that helps us to continue to build an ethical system that connects a community of like-minded people.
Experimenting with blends
We have been working on creating a library of yarns that pushes the boundaries of how we can utilise British wool for different end yarn types.
Experimenting with natural plant fibres and exciting breed blends, more information coming soon.
What we offer
We facilitate a range of options to optimise your use of British wool - from off the shelf yarns, to a fully bespoke yarn design service, we help you to connect with fully traceable British yarn and wool products.
The potential for wool
Want to find out more about how you can turn your own raw fleeces into finished products? Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you on your journey.
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