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Wainstones- Light Grey- 100% pure British DK yarn from the Doulton Flock of British Border Leicesters

£ 20.00 each

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

Colour:            Wainstones

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.

The name of these sandstone crags at the western end of Hasty Bank, the largest group of similar stones in the North York Moors, is often written as Wain Stones. They have been shaped by many centuries of wind, ice and rain.  It is said that on a windy day you may hear the breeze making a wailing sound as it blows between the stones. The Saxon word wanian meant to grieve so maybe the wailing noise or the legend that a Danish chieftain was killed here gave it the name.  On a sunny day, the stones have areas of silvery grey which is very similar to our light grey yarn.

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