This beautiful yarn is DK weight (fingering weight). Ideal for many projects, this yarn is worsted spun so ideal for weaving narrow wares.
I originally fell in love with the Wensleydale sheep when I first started spinning – it seemed to be the nearest I could find to silk, it is so long and lustrous. I then discovered in the York Archaelogical Trust book Textiles Cordage and Raw fibre from 16 – 22 Coppergate that there some of the hairy medium fibre found was very similar to Wensleydale. As we cannot guarantee that the wool we use these days is the same as that used in the Middle Ages it seemed a reasonable justification for recommending this wool!
It obviously doesn’t just have to be used for historical projects – it;’s ideal for modern knitwear too!
Yarn fully processed in Yorkshire and a British wool, then hand dyed in my dyehouse!