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The Little Grey Sheep Yarn is made with love. From lambing, through rearing then shearing, each fleece is hand sorted, washed, spun and hand dyed. Passionate attention to detail is our motto. Fr


Hampshire - 4ply - Mini Skein Set

A fabulous new yarn from The Little Grey Sheep.

  • 100% Hampshire 
  • woollen spun
  • 5x20g mini skeins
  • 20g = 82m
  • Recommended needle size between 2.75mm - 3.5mm

We had a problem.
After Susie shearing, and us both hand sorting over 400 fleeces from our fine wool flocks, we ended up with a batch of fibre which did not meet the minimum 75mm length required for worsted spinning. But what to do? we couldn't bring ourselves to not use this luxurious, lustrous fine wool, but it couldn't be added to our current yarn. So as my Nan use to say, 'When in doubt hoard it' So we stored it.
Susie an experienced shepherdess and award winning shearer, spends the summer months shearing small flocks of traditional British breed sheep. Susie was very concerned as this beautiful fibre was going to waste. These  farmers had small flocks, which were truly loved and cared for, but were not producing enough fleece to warrant it being spun.
So we hatched a plan, to work with these farmers, and produce a blend from the county we call home. It was to be a truly British yarn, traditionally woollen spun and produced in Yorkshire. Working alongside skilled artisans that bring the heritage of  Yorkshires historic textile industry into the modern era. 
The Hampshire is a scrumptious lofty yarn, with good stitch definition. Once blocked the fabric blooms and has a silky quality which only improves with wear. Just right for a snuggly cardigan or a colour work project. The colours are based on the natural colours of our home county, working with the variegated base rather than trying to obliterate it with saturated colour.

Hampshire mini skein set

32,50 €

  • 0,1 kg
  • sold out

Davvi Mitten Set

 

The Davvi Mitten Pattern will be in Laine Magazine 7, coming out in February 2019. Designed by Aleks Byrd and using a total of 100g of the Hampshire 4ply yarn. 

 

32,50 €

  • 0,1 kg
  • only limited quantities available
  • 1 - 3 days delivery time1

Hampshire 4ply, 60g skeins

 

A fabulous new yarn from The Little Grey Sheep. Sheared by Susie, and dyed by Emma. 

 

  • 60g = 220m approx
  • 26sts x 36rows on 3.25mm needles [for a softer handle] = 10cm x 10cm 
  • 28sts x 36rows on 2.75mm needles = 10cm x 10cm 

19,50 €

  • 0,06 kg
  • only limited quantities available
  • 1 - 3 days delivery time1