Titus from baa ram ewe
Titus
baa ram ewe
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
350 yards
(320 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
US 2 - 3 or 2.75 - 3.25mm
50% Wool - Wensleydale
30% Camelid - Alpaca
20% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
plied
  • Care:
  • Hand Wash
  • Dyed: United Kingdom
  • Milled: United Kingdom
  • Scoured: United Kingdom

50% wensleydale longwool
20% bluefaced leicester
30% UK alpaca
100% British

Titus is stunning, luxurious natural 4 ply yarn that blends the beautiful long locks of the 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

50 stashed

30 projects

2 Yorkstone

54 stashed

25 projects

3 Parkin

47 stashed

26 projects

4 Bantam

44 stashed

16 projects

5 Chevin

39 stashed

22 projects

6 Aire

41 stashed

26 projects

9 Wesley Bob

112 stashed

85 projects

11 Filey

43 stashed

28 projects

Aire

483 stashed

405 projects

Bantam

304 stashed

231 projects

Bishopthorpe

64 stashed

34 projects

Bramley Baths

214 stashed

258 projects

Brass Band

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79 projects

Chevin

294 stashed

258 projects

Coal

427 stashed

416 projects

Crucible

180 stashed

168 projects

Dalby

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30 projects

Eccup

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400 projects

Endeavour

138 stashed

148 projects

Filey

83 stashed

107 projects

Goathland

122 stashed

113 projects

Heathcliff

60 stashed

36 projects

Lotherton

91 stashed

60 projects

Malton Oolite

63 stashed

47 projects

Mild

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32 projects

Natural

22 stashed

36 projects

Parkin

223 stashed

223 projects

Rhubarb

115 stashed

65 projects

Rose Window

62 stashed

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Viking

60 stashed

50 projects

White Rose

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348 projects

Yorkstone

248 stashed

235 projects