4 ply
Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
186 yards
(170 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
27.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100% Wool - Wensleydale
plied
  • Care:
  • Hand Wash
  • Color:
  • Solid color
  • Drafting method:
  • Worsted spun
  • Dye:
  • Machine dyed, Undyed
  • Milled: United Kingdom

The Wensleydale Sheep originated in 1839 with Blue Cap, a large Leicester Tup or ram crossed with a local Mug or Teeswater. Blue Cap, a sheep of immense strength and character had a very dark head and skin but his fleece was white, with long lustrous curls, and the amazing Wensleydale was born. The rare breed Wensleydale Sheep produce the finest and most valuable lustrous Longwool in the world.

Our premium breed specific 100% pure British yarn is commissioned by ourselves then is worsted spun, dyed and balled locally in Yorkshire, England, transformed by craftsmen of the traditional Yorkshire woollen trade, and has received the British Wool Marketing Board International Quality Award for Knitting Yarn. Our Wensleydale Longwool yarn is pure Wensleydale and not blended with other wool. The Worsted spin produces a fineness and sheen which creates a silky look and feel.

popular colorways

6 B

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16 projects

601 Cream

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30 projects

602 Fennel

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603 Blue

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606 Willow Green

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607 Blue

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611 Charcoal

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624 Forest Green

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625 Dark Pink

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626 Marshmallow

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628

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632 Wild Thyme

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633 Sage

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636

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644

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652

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654

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Brown

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Dark Green

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Moonlight

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Natural

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Natural Black

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Pink

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Pomegranate

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Raspberry

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Storm

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Teal

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