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.
Have you seen the new design in Winterburn dk, Herbsaint, by Thea Colman?
|Yardage||252 yds / 230 m 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.|