Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Chocolate Black Hebridean Chunky ball
from The Organic Wool Shop, Tamarisk Farm, Dorset

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Organic Chocolate Black Hebridean wool knitting yarn - Chunky ball - undyed

About Hebridean wool

Hebridean sheep at Cogden, Dorset - Organic Hebridean wool knitting yarn The fibre from the essentially black Hebridean sheep is variable across the fleece and from one sheep to another, from proper black to brown and even occasionally some light grey. Some parts of the fleece are quite kempy (that is, having thick, hair-like fibres) while some parts are nearly as fine as the Shetland. The staple is long, which allows a more relaxed spinning and contributes to its strength. The combination makes a yarn with a pleasant feel which is soft and springy to knit with.

Because of the kemp, this may not be your first choice for garments to go next to the skin of people with sensitive skins, but it can be excellent for harder wearing outer garments and gloves. The brown component of our Hebridean derives from the black wool bleaching to brown at the tips over the summer: altogether averaging to a rich Chocolate Black.

Hebrideans are very hardy and very good at grazing the poor quality food in our scrub. Being black and very individualistic sometimes makes them very difficult to find in the shadows there.

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Chocolate Black Hebridean Chunky ball

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Chocolate Black Hebridean Chunkey ball

The chunky wool knits up quickly, making it easy to complete a project and the fabric it makes is thick, giving a very warm garment. It is excellent for textured knitting with cables, ribs and simple textures such as moss stitch, which make the finished garment even thicker and warmer. We also have chunky wool in Cream (from the Dorset Downs), which offers an excellent contrast colour, good for stripes or simple bold patterns see (Holly's hat)

ColourChocolate Black
Ball size50g
- standard
13 sts x 18 rows to 10cm over st st using 5.5mm needles
- relaxed style
12 sts x 15 rows to 10cm over st st using 6.5mm needles

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