Hand-Clipped DK Wool Yarn Ball


Hand clipped DK weight yarn from our own Orkney Native, (North Ronaldsay breed) seaweed-eating sheep. Pure wool in natural undyed colours. 50g ball.132 yds.



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 wear. Our Double Knitting weight yarn comes in Shellsand and Peat black.This yarn is 100% wool and in its natural colours.Each ball is 132yards.

Additional information

DK Yarn Colour

Peat, Shellsand

DK Yarn Weight