Doulton Flock Border Leicester Yarns
Three years ago we made the decision to get our beautiful Border Leicester fleeces processed into hand knitting wool, so we sent off a small consignment of handpicked fleeces to a processor in Cornwall.
Our first Limited Edition of 3 dyed colours and a natural was ready in September 2015 and it was so beautiful!! Once the news of the launch of our yarn got around the sales were tremendous, and feedback from knitters globally was extremely positive! So much so , that in Spring the next year we had another batch done, with extra colours.
The yarn is now available in 10 super colours as well as the creamy natural white, all of which work wonderfully together in knitting patterns. Two types of yarn are available at the moment, a Double Knit, perfect for jumpers and little projects such as hats and scarfs, and a 4 ply which lends itself beautifully to shawls and finer work.
The DK and the 4ply have been worsted spun, meaning that the shorter fibres synonymous with giving wool an "itchy persona" have been removed, leaving a smooth yarn that is a pleasure to knit with. We also have a woollen spun oiled yarn, which we had processed elsewhere, which is only available in one colour, natural. The DK and the 4ply have been worsted spun, meaning that the shorter fibres synonymous with giving wool an "itchy persona" have been removed, leaving a smooth yarn that is a pleasure to knit with.
Each batch of yarn has been made with hand-selected fleeces, and as such, is a limited edition run!
We are almost ready to launch our new Autumn/Winter colours, mid September 2017. The Autumn Collection of Aran weight yarn will be available in 5 of the most exquisite colours, 2 of our existing colours, Sheep and Doulton Blue and 3 new fabulours colours. Exquisite colours in super yarn! We are launching this at Yarndale so come and see us there. They are Limited Edition so won't be round for long.
The Winter Collection will be launched 2 or 3 weeks later and consists of 3 new warm and spicy colours which will b righten up even the darkest winter days. Watch this space!!!!
Our flock is only shorn once a year so don't miss out on the opportunity to work with yarn from some of the best Borderleicesters in this country.
The wool comes from our own sheep, the Doulton Flock and we are based in North Yorkshire. None of our sheep are ever slaughtered and as we say “are born to live long lives”.
You can now buy our yarn directly from us from our online Yarn Shop.