I first fell in love with this yarn for its bright, definite, brilliant colors, and decided to buy it online without having ever touched it, and only relying on other knitters' reviews. When I started knitting the Harriet Cardigan with it, I was fascinated by its lustre and mohair-like quality, which actually remind me of a vintage mohair cardigan my mother bought in Sorrento in the '50s-'60s, and gave me as a treat when I was a teenager. Since then, I have been buying new colors and studying new projects that can best showcase its captivating charm.
Wensleydale Gems Collection - 100% Wensleydale DK
The Wensleydale Gems Collection is a stunning range of 100% Wensleydale Fleece in 20 striking shades.
Wensleydale is the perfect fleece for dyeing, this is because of the lustre and shine of the fibre. The dyeware accentuates this natural effect giving a beautiful sheen, allowing West Yorkshire Spinners to produce stunning shades.
West Yorkshire Spinners have named this new colour collection ‘Gems’ as the shades gleam like precious stones. This yarn is also available in the ecru shade which is suitable for hand dyeing (£6.50 a skein).
|Fibre Content||100% wool - Wensleydale
|Weight||100g of DK weight yarn
|Length||c. 225 metres
|Tension||22 stitches and 28 rows for a 10cm square over stocking stitch.|
|Suggested needle size||4mm
|Care instructions||Hand wash at 30 degree centigrade. Reshape whilst damp. Do not spin or tumbledry.
Really pleased with yarn, colours just as shown on website. Feels lovely to knit with, feels as if it will be strong and hard wearing.