Kittiwake - hand dyed with black beans on handspun pure Wensleydale wool - Chunky
Hand dyed in Leicestershire
Our yarns are hand dyed with natural botanical materials. Kittiwake has been handspun by ourselves and is plyed using two a two strand techique to give a chunky/bulky like weight with some variability in strand width. Wensleydale has characteristic long curly locks adding texture to the strands. It has been dyed using black beans giving subtle blue/grey tones that reminds us of the colouring seen in the Kittiwake sea bird. This yarn has a super soft feel, with an excellent drape when knitted, that can be worn next to the skin but equally ideal for adding texture to weaving projects.
Our yarns are colourfast and have been throughly rinsed after they have been dyed.
100% Wensleydale wool
Approx 20metres/22yards per 20g
Recommended needle size 5.5 - 8mm
Knit gauge per 10cm (4 inches) 14-15 stitches
Non-Superwash. Hand wash only using tepid water and gentle soaps and lay flat to dry
About this wool: This wool has been sourced locally from Little Markfield Farm from a sheep called Danny. The wool has been hand prepare and spun by ourselves preserving the characteristic long length and curly locks to retain it's beautiful texture.
PLEASE NOTE: we are careful to represent the actual colours as best we can in the photographs it is not always possible to match exactly. Also due to the nature of natural dyes there may be slight variability between batches.
Little Bird SOS CIC is a Community Interest Company. Company No.7746000