Clapdale Wool hand knit hank in olive green colour

Clapdale Wool 100g DK Hand Knit – Olive Green

£17.95

A 100g hank of olive green colour DK wool for hand knitting. Manufactured exclusively by Glencroft from fleeces collected from seven farms within 10 miles of our warehouse in Clapham, Yorkshire Dales.

The Clapdale Wool project was launched to create a fully traceable yarn that benefitted local farmers with help from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development and Farming in Protected Landscapes Funds. Farmers were paid a decent price for their clip and in addition 10% of the profits from the project will also go back to the farms.

The wool contains all the sheep breeds on these our local farms - Dalesbred, Blue Face Leicester (BFL), North of England Mule and Texel. It has produced a beautiful DK weight yarn with a reasonably soft handle.

The wool is certified as "British Wool Traceable". We have scoured, carded, combed and spun this wool entirely in West Yorkshire - it has travelled a total of 90 miles from farm to yarn. Due to the nature of the wool we have used, there will be some 'nep' - shorter natural coloured fibres.

Each hank also has a link on the label to three free knitting patterns created by our local hand knit expert Sandra Oakeshott, for a bias scarf, child's hat and scarf and fingerless mittens.

Size - 100g hank
Tension - 30 rows x 27 sts - 10cm (4") sq - 4mm needles / crochet
Length - 220 metres / 240 yard approx
Weight - DK

Colours

Olive Green

Country of origin

Great Britain

Material / s

Traceable Clapdale Wool

Size

220 metres

Product Type

Yarn

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