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Winterburn DK is a yarn line made in England blending the fleece of a beautiful Yorkshire sheep breed, the Masham, with Bluefaced Leicester wool. The Masham has smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft that it gets from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, female ‘gimmer’ - or lambs - were considered so pretty that farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market and sheep fairs, which continues to this day in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, from which this sheep breed gets its name. Winterburn DK comes in 100 gram hanks with generous 252 yards of yarn and can be used for garments and accessories that can be worn years to come.
Fiber Content: 50% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 25% ecru Masham and 25% dark brown Masham.
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 Stitches to an inch on U.S. size 6-7 needles (4-4.5 mm).
Care: Hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.
Yardage: Approximately 252 yards (230 meters), in each 100 gram hank.
Made in England.