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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.

We also stock this in a lighter weight, fingering (7 st/inch ) version which you can find here.

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

Price: $21.99/sk

Cumbria

 

hollyberry, isel, bleneathra

 

 

Cumbria

NA, Helvellyn (kiwi), Buttermere (pretty bright citrine yellow), Catbells

NA = not available

Cumbria

 

NA, yew tree, coniston, nutkin

 

NA = not available

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derwentwater (a really nice navy)

Cumbria

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


 

 

 

Cumbria

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

Cumbria

castlerigg (lavendar)

NA = no longer available


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