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Navy- Semerwater DK

Common price: £ 18.00 Our price: £ 20.00 each

100% pure British wool from a slaughterfree flock of rare breed, native, Border Leicesters. The fleeces are scoured, combed and carded before being worsted spun, in Yorkshire.

Colour:            Semerwater

Tension:           20 sts over 28 rows, 10cm² - 4mm needles
Length:            220 metres
Skein Weight:    100 grams
Yarn Weight:     DK

Handwash, Dry Flat, reshape whilst damp.

This Doulton Border Leicester yarn is worsted spun to give wonderful stitch definition.

It comes in 100g skeins.

To order, add your choice of colour and number of skeins to your cart and discover the joy of knitting with pure and exclusive Border Leicester yarn.

NB:  Whilst every care is taken to reproduce the colours as accurately as possible, your screen may not show the exact shades.

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.

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