Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Tweed Grey Jacob DK ball
from The Organic Wool Shop, Tamarisk Farm, Dorset

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Organic Tweed Grey Jacob wool knitting yarn - DK ball - undyed

About Jacob wool

Jacob sheep at West Bexington, Dorset - Organic Jacob wool knitting yarn The Jacob sheep give us a pleasant tweedy grey. This is made by carding together the black and the white wool from these smartly spotted and patched sheep. The different fibre colours in the yarn give it depth of texture and a feel of life.

Jacob sheep have a fairly fine wool with a good staple length. As a result, the wool need not be spun so tightly. This gives it a very comfortable feel when knitting. Though the wool is more relaxed than the Shetland wool, the individual fibres are slightly thicker.

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Tweed Grey Jacob DK ball

This is the finer of the two yarns we have spun from our Jacob fleeces. The soft and springy quality lends itself to garments in direct skin contact. (see Adam's socks and Ben's baby)

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Tweed Grey Jacob DK ball

Double Knitting is probably the most all purpose of our yarns. Our Jacob DK gives a robust yarn despite the fineness of the actual fibres. It knits comfortably with plenty of elasticity and give and offers plenty of scope for all knitters as well as being an excellent thickness for children to work with.

If you want to be creative with natural colours to the full, this is the best yarn to choose because as well as the five Jacob colours, we have it in Chocolate Black (from the Hebrideans) and Tweed Grey (from the Jacobs).

BreedJacob
ColourTweed Grey
ThicknessDK
Ball size50g
Length110m
Tension18 sts x 26 rows to 10cm over st st using size 8 needles

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