Our Winterburn dk throws the spotlight on another one of our wonderful Yorkshire sheep breeds, the Masham. 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.
Yardage – 252yds / 230m per 100g hank
Suggested needle size – 4-4.5mm (US 6-7)
Fibre content 50% Bluefaced Leicester wool / 25% Ecru Masham / 25% dark brown Masham
Care – Hand wash only
Made in Yorkshire, England