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Moss DK

A lustrous blend of 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% mid brown masham, dyed in house at our Edinburgh dye Studio.

100g and 240 metres per skein.

3.53oz and 262 yards per skein.

5 sts = 1" on US 5, 3.75mm needles.

75% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% Mid Brown Masham

Our latest Ysolda Ltd. brand yarn is Moss, available in both DK and fingering / 4ply weights. We chose the name because this 2-ply blend of British Blue Faced Leicester and Masham is soft, pillowy, and lustrous; it truly reminds me of walking on a mossy forest floor. 

Blue Faced Leicester is well known for its combination of strength, softness and lustre but you may not be familiar with Masham. This cross between a Teeswater ram and Dalesbreed or Swaledale ewe is popular in the hills of Northern England, and is known for its hardiness. We’re very glad to be a small part of a movement towards using fibres like Masham, which can be farmed sustainably on land that other breeds wouldn’t be suitable for, 

The Masham is a mid-brown, and the resulting blend is a warm grey, which is a beautiful neutral in its naked state. The depth of colour which can be achieved by overdyeing natural grey fibre is unbeatable, and hand dyeing in subtle semi-solid shades adds another layer of richness. Sarah and Ysolda worked together to create this colour palette, inspired by autumnal country walks, featuring the gold and red of changing leaves, a deep mossy green, and the pinks and purples of hedgerow fruits.


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