Westcountry Tweed from Blacker Yarns

Westcountry Tweed

from Blacker Yarns
DK (11 wpi) ?
119 yards
(109 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
22.0 sts
= 4 inches
50% Wool - Teeswater
50% Wool - Black Welsh Mountain
plied, tweedy
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Tweed
Dye: Machine dyed

This limited edition Westcountry Tweed yarn is made from a blend of lustrous Teeswater Crossbred wool from the Mendip Hills and matt Black Welsh Mountain wool from Devon.

When blended together these two fibres create a soft grey shade. The fibre is then dyed in the wool and blended with nepps – miniature balls of felt – before spinning. The resulting yarn is an elegantly heathered woollen spun DK with a beautiful provenance: both the fibre and the spinning which create the yarn come from within 100 miles of each other.

Westcountry Tweed beautifully reflects our tradition of linking our yarns with the landscape. The four shades have been selected to match the moors, cliffs, and seas of South West England. We like to think of the colourful nepps as tiny wild flowers, accenting each colour’s subtle shades.

Like all Blacker Yarns, the fibre used in Westcountry Tweed comes from fleeces of animals reared in Britain according to the strictest of welfare standards.

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