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 DK Yarn Alum Beck

£ 15.60 each Out of stock


Colour:           Alum Beck
Tension:          20 sts over 28 rows, 10cm² - 4mm needles
Length:           220 metres
Skein Weight:   100 grams
Yarn Weight:    DK

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.

Alum has been used as a fixative for dyes in woolen textiles since the Romans.  In fact, the Pope in Rome controlled the provision of Alum in this country until Henry VIII upset him in the 16th century and he cut off the supply.  This problem for the woolen industry was resolved when Alum was found on the North York Moors.  It is a dark grey rock which was taken from the cliffs around Ravenscar where streams or becks would cascade down to the shoreline.

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