Winterburn dk from baa ram ewe
Winterburn dk
baa ram ewe
DK (11 wpi) ?
252 yards
(230 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
US 6 - 7 or 4 - 4.5mm
50% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
50% Wool - Masham / Massam
  • Care:
  • Hand Wash
  • 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 brand new 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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