Doulton Border Leicester yarn is made from the fleeces of sheep that live to grow old. These rare breed sheep produce beautiful fleeces with a long staple length and distinct crimp. This fibre spins to a wonderfully lofty yarn with a lovely natural spring and bounce to it. The handle of the yarn makes it a joy to work with for quick and easy projects and intricate colour work alike: it slips smoothly on and off the needles without losing the strength needed for structured garments. The high quality of this yarn is due to the wonderful fleeces that the sheep produce and those with a discerning eye will be pleased to know of the high level of welfare that is afforded to the flock. Doulton Border Leicester yarn: High welfare, high quality.

Doulton Flock 4 ply Yarn Semerwater

£ 14.00 each Out of stock


Colour:            Semerwater
Tension:          28 sts over 34 rows, 10cm²/4 in² - 3mm needles
Length:           340 metres
Skein Weight:   100 grams
Yarn Weight:     4 ply

Handwash, Dry Flat, reshape whilst damp.

This Doulton Border Leicester yarn is worsted spun to give wonderful stitch definition.

It comes in 100g skeins.

To order, add your choice of colour and number of skeins to your cart and discover the joy of knitting with pure and exclusive Border Leicester yarn.

NB:  Whilst every care is taken to reproduce the colours as accurately as possible, your screen may not show the exact shades.

Semerwater is the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire. It is a glacial lake in the tiny dale of Raydale, off upper Wensleydale. The name comes from the old English sae, sea or lake, and mere, which can mean either pool or marsh, giving it the meaning of a marshy lake. The lake sits in a three-sided valley and always seems to be a very dark blue. There are many legends and folklore about Semerwater.  One legend says that when the wealthy town people refused to help a poor beggar, he cursed the town and caused it to be submerged except for the poorest cottage where they gave him food.  In 1937 when the water level was very low, excavations uncovered an iron-age settlement on what is now the bed of the lake.

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