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Un-dyed Knitting Wool Haar

Un-dyed Knitting Wool Haar

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Spun from a blend of un-dyed Hebridean sheep fleece from the island of Berneray and un-dyed Cheviot sheep fleece from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. 

This delicate misty grey blended yarn is named Haar, which is a word derived from 17th century Old Norse and occurs in the summer months as warm moist air moves over the relatively cool sea and condenses forming a mist that then rolls in over the islands in the Outer Hebrides. 

This 4 ply finger weight knitting wool is collaboration between local crofters preserving the traditional island crofting way of life. The herd of Hebridean sheep are transported from the croft on Berneray to islands in the Harris Sound for summer grazing via boat. Given the Northern ancestry of the Hebridean sheep, their fleeces produce a yarn that is particularly warm, perfect for cosy sweaters, gloves and hats. The Cheviot wool, a breed that produces fine soft wool, hails from sheep crofts along Clachan Sands on the island of North Uist.

Per ball: 50g / 150 meters of Hebridean and Cheviot wool (100% wool), semi worsted. We would recommend knitting as 4 Ply on 3.5mm needles. Please hand wash with care.

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