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Cumbria

This yarn from The Fiber Co is a 90% wool (merino and masham) - 10% mohair blend. Four new colors arrived for the fall of 2016!

So what's a Masham sheep? It is a crossbreed from northern England that features may of the characteristics of the English Longwool breeds of sheep - long length and luster. It typically comes from crossing a Teeswater ram with either a Dalesbred, Swaledale or Rough Fell ewe).

The Masham fleece used in this yarn blend confers an "earthy, brownish" undertone to the lovely dyed colors and the mohair gives is a lovely hand...but without the brushed/hairy appearance you may think of with straight mohairs.

This is a great yarn for both stitch definition and color work. It isn't "alpaca soft", but I could easily wear it as a hat. It was lovely to work with while I knit the fair isle yoked sweater shown below. It has a silky and soft hand.

236 yds/skein and recommended knit at 4.5 - 5 sts/inch on US 6-8 needle.

 

Price: $21.99/sk

 

new colors for fall 2016...

bee's birch, yew tree, coniston, nutkin

 

Scaffel Pike (oatmeal), Helvellyn (kiwi), Buttermere (pretty bright citrine yellow-currently out of stock), Catbells (orange spice)

 

 

Hadrian's Wall (battleship grey), Eden Valley (teal), Grizedale Forest (cypress green), Appleby Castle (red)

derwentwater (a really nice navy)

Windermere (light teal), Eden Valley (teal), Hadrian's Wall (battleship gray), Grizedale Forest (cypress green)

 

castlerigg (lavendar)

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