Skip to product information
1 of 3

Un-dyed Knitting Wool Speckled Hen

Un-dyed Knitting Wool Speckled Hen

Regular price £13.95 GBP
Regular price Sale price £13.95 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Spun from two un-dyed yarns twisted together, one from Hebridean sheep on the island of Berneray and the other from Cheviot sheep fleece from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

Cearc Bhreac which is the Gaelic word for Speckled Hen is a marl 4 Ply finger weight twisted yarn combining the natural Peaty Brown and Bog Cotton shades. 

This 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 & Cheviot wool marl (100% wool), woollen spun. We would recommend knitting as 4 Ply on 3.5mm needles. Please hand wash with care.

UK TAX refund for overseas customers will be refunded at the POINT OF DESPATCH of goods. Read our guidelines here.

View full details