Orkney’s native sheep, known as the North Ronaldsay breed, have been grazing seaweed on these islands for 6000 years. We clip our sheep when their fleeces are ‘risen’; the natural proof that the new wool is starting to grow. By hand clipping, we ensure that the new wool growth is left behind to keep the ewe warm. Much of their wool fibre is finer than Merino and this makes for a beautiful yarn to knit and crochet with and very warm to wear. Our sheep’s fleeces are spun in a Victorian mill at the New Lanark World Heritage site. You can use this wool with any pattern for Aran yarn.
100g ball of 3ply Aran yarn. 176yards/100g ball. This yarn comes in a choice of four colours; seal grey, slate grey, shells-sand and peat black.