There's a lot happening at the moment!

5th February 2020


We have uploaded this morning a fantastic new knitting kit of Fairisle Fingerless Mitts- A Spash of colour.  The kit consists of the pattern, plus 6x 25g of 4ply skeins. They are absolutely stunning as always. Designed by our own Chris Goodall, there has been a lot of interest in them so far.

We have also added some wonderful Fine Art Greeting cards of our flock. One of our wonderful designers, Ruth Dorrington, took a Fine Arts course at Leeds University, and became an artist, painting wonderful creations as well as designing amazing knitwear.She took a few photos I had taken of my sheep and painted them as original watercolours. She then had them printed up as Fine Art Greeting Cards, which can be used for any occasion, or as notelets. They are blank inside with "Doulton Border Leicester Flock from an original watercolour by Ruth Dorrington" They come in packs of 5, each with an envelope and encased in a Cello pack.

Don't forget we also have three very new Sweater knitting kits available on line now and they are so hard to choose from!

The Wool Queen knitting kit is  such a  stunning sweater.! It is a form fitting, roll neck, ribbed jumper with cables arranged asymmetrically, front and back, with raglan sleeves. Designed for us by our own Ruth Dorrington it is beautiful. Available in 6 sizes and your choice of colours in DK

Cogs And Wheels is a wonderful Yoked Aran sweater. Slightly shaped at the waist, in two colours. Again another stunning sweater by Ruth Dorrington.

Last but not least is Lunch in York, a wonderfully smart jacket which can be dressed up for formal occassions and worn over a shirt and trousers for linformal ocassions. Designed by Hazel it is beautiful!

All of our  patterns are designed specifically for our rare breed, breed specific, single farm, slaughter free, ethically produced, 100% pure British yarns, and are available in all weights. Watch this space!!









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Our Yarn

Doulton Border Leicester Yarn SkeinesDoulton Border Leicester yarn is made from the fleeces of  rare breed ,British Border Leicester sheep that live to grow old.

These native, rare breed sheep, from our slaughter free, ethically produced flock, produce beautiful fleeces with a long staple length and distinct crimp. This fibre spins to a wonderfully lofty yarn with a lovely natural spring and bounce to it. The handle of the yarn makes it a joy to work with for quick and easy projects and intricate colour work alike: it slips smoothly on and off the needles without losing the strength needed for structured garments.

Available in three weights, Aran, 4ply/fingering and DK/Double knitting in 100g skeins.

The high quality of this yarn is due to the wonderful fleeces that the sheep produce and those with a discerning eye will be pleased to know of the high level of welfare that is afforded to the flock. All with full provenance.

Doulton Border Leicester yarn: High welfare, high quality.

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