Titus from baa ram ewe

Titus

from baa ram ewe
discontinued
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
350 yards
(320 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
26.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 2 - 3 or 2.75 - 3.25mm
50% Wool - Wensleydale
30% Camelid - Alpaca
20% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
plied
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Semi-solid
Dye: Hand dyed
Put up: Winding required
Dyed: United Kingdom
Milled: United Kingdom
Scoured: United Kingdom

50% Wensleydale longwool
20% Bluefaced leicester
30% UK alpaca
100% British

Titus is a stunning, luxurious natural 4 ply yarn that blends the beautiful long locks of Wensleydale in a natural grey shade with the finest of all British Breeds, the Bluefaced Leicester, and then added another little Yorkshire surprise which gave the inspiration for its name.

Sir Titus Salt was a Yorkshire born wool manufacturer who became fed up with the smoke and pollution emanating from the mills and factory chimneys and decided to build a new mill on the outskirts of Shipley town. He opened his mill in 1853, and soon after houses, bathhouses, an institute, hospital, almshouses and churches were built for its workers, which became the village of Saltaire, now a World Heritage Site and well worth a visit if you haven’t been.

But this wasn’t Sir Titus’ only achievement. In 1836, Titus came upon some bales of Alpaca in a warehouse in Liverpool and, after taking some samples away to experiment, came back and bought the consignment. Although he wasn’t the first person in England to work with the fibre, he was the creator of the lustrous and subsequently hugely fashionable cloth called ‘alpaca’, which contributed massively to his success as a manufacturer.

So, we’ve added 30% of the finest, softest natural fawn UK Alpaca to our yarn, which adds a little bit of magic our wonderful wool.

popular colorways

1 White Rose

60 stashed

42 projects

2 Yorkstone

65 stashed

34 projects

3 Parkin

61 stashed

34 projects

4 Bantam

51 stashed

18 projects

5 Chevin

45 stashed

28 projects

6 Aire

43 stashed

30 projects

9 Wesley Bob

128 stashed

111 projects

11 Filey

50 stashed

33 projects

Aire

502 stashed

450 projects

Bantam

329 stashed

264 projects

Bishopthorpe

76 stashed

49 projects

Bramley Baths

236 stashed

284 projects

Brass Band

103 stashed

100 projects

Chevin

320 stashed

299 projects

Coal

445 stashed

458 projects

Crucible

192 stashed

184 projects

Dalby

47 stashed

38 projects

Eccup

458 stashed

443 projects

Endeavour

155 stashed

167 projects

Filey

81 stashed

108 projects

Goathland

127 stashed

130 projects

Heathcliff

69 stashed

45 projects

Lotherton

107 stashed

74 projects

Malton Oolite

66 stashed

48 projects

Mild

38 stashed

39 projects

Natural

26 stashed

41 projects

Parkin

254 stashed

248 projects

Rhubarb

136 stashed

96 projects

Rose Window

72 stashed

53 projects

Viking

81 stashed

62 projects

White Rose

303 stashed

384 projects

Yorkstone

266 stashed

254 projects