Laine des Iles Pennine DK 100g
We are proud to present our very first own-label yarn. Pennine DK is a beautiful, soft yarn spun entirely from the fleeces of Bluefaced Leicester sheep. The Bluefaced Leicester is one of the best-known and most recognisable of British breeds, with its Roman nose and long ears. The breed was originally developed in the 19th century in the English county of Northumberland, at the northernmost tip of the Pennines, a chain of hills and mountains that is known as the backbone of England.
The Bluefaced Leicester is a longwool breed, producing particularly fine and soft wool (typically 24-28 microns) which is also strong, silky and lustrous. It is one of the most luxurious of all British breeds, often referred to as the British merino due the wonderful softness and quality of its wool. It rivals pure merino wool for its softness, but for a much more reasonable price. Pennine DK is a smooth and uniform yarn, which gives excellent stitch definition and drape.
Pennine DK has been spun exclusively for Laine des Iles by West Yorkshire Spinners, and dyed for us by a specialist dyer using only sustainable GOTS certified dyes in a palette of tonal greys, blues and pinks, along with complementary shades of green, yellow and orange.
Please also note that as Pennine knits to the same tension as West Yorkshire Spinners undyed Fleece yarn, it may also be combined with the 3 natural shades in this range.
Country of origin: UK (Yorkshire)
Fibre: 100% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool
Tension: 22 sts & 28 rows = 10cm
Needle size: 3.75 - 4mm