Semerwater 4ply yarn


Semerwater in 4ply.

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Semerwater is the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire. It is a glacial lake in the tiny dale of Raydale, off upper Wensleydale. The name comes from the old English sae, sea or lake, and mere, which can mean either pool or marsh, giving it the meaning of a marshy lake. The lake sits in a three-sided valley and always seems to be a very dark blue. There are many legends and folklore about Semerwater. One legend says that when the wealthy town people refused to help a poor beggar, he cursed the town and caused it to be submerged except for the poorest cottage where they gave him food. In 1937 when the water level was very low, excavations uncovered an iron-age settlement on what is now the bed of the lake.  This is the deepest blue in our range, but still pale enough to show cables and stitch patterns.

This beautiful worsted spun high end Border Leicester yarn is grown here on our farm in North Yorkshire, from our pedigree flock of over 300 pedigree Border Leicester sheep, who all live to grow old.

After shearing we handpick the fleeces and transport them to Bradford for washing, combing and worsted spinning. The result is stunning.  With a great handle, stitch definition and drape, it is the perfect yarn for your special project. British through and through and we are very proud of it!

The yarn is available in 100 gm skeins.

*Pure 100% British Wool
*Slaughter free yarn from a single flock
*Rare breed Doulton Border Leicesters.
*All with Full Provenance
*Worsted spun
*Made in Yorkshire
*Each 100 g skein is 300 metres in length
*Bouncy, versatile yarn which gives great stitch definition.
*Handwash and dry flat.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg


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