Winterburn DK from baa ram ewe

Winterburn DK

from baa ram ewe
DK (11 wpi) ?
252 yards
(230 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
22.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 6 - 7 or 4 - 4.5mm
50% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
50% Wool - Masham / Massam
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Heathered
Drafting method: Worsted spun
Dye: Machine dyed
Ply: 2-ply
Put up: Winding required
Dyed: United Kingdom, Dyed in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Milled: United Kingdom, Spun by Laxtons in Guiseley, West Yorkshire
Source of fiber: United Kingdom, Scoured in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Source of fiber: United Kingdom, 100% British wool

Our Winterburn range throws the spotlight on another one of our wonderful Yorkshire sheep breeds, the Masham. The Masham has a 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.

Winterburn DK was launched in 2018 and is our gorgeous replacement for Dovestone DK. A shortage of Wensleydale fleece means that we are unable to continue to produce enough Dovestone DK to guarantee supply to our trade customers. Spun to the same spec and yardage, Winterburn DK works perfectly with our Dovestone DK patterns and design collections and is available in the same shade range.

50% Bluefaced Leicester
25% ecru Masham
25% dark brown Masham
Yardage: 230m (252 yds) per 100g hank

Needle size: 4 - 4.5 mm (US 6-7)
Hand wash

100% British wool, spun in Yorkshire

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