Clapdale Wool 100g DK Hank
A range of fully traceable hand knit hanks of DK wool, manufactured exclusively by Glencroft from fleeces collected from seven farms within 10 miles of our warehouse in Clapham, Yorkshire Dales.
The Clapdale Wool project was launched to create a fully traceable yarn that benefitted local farmers with help from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund. Farmers were paid a decent price for their clip and in addition a share of the profits from the project will also go back to the farms.
Choose from natural undyed or dyed blue, dark grey, mustard, olive green, silver grey.
The wool contains all the sheep breeds on these local farms – Dalesbred, Blue Face Leicester (BFL), North of England Mule and Texel. It has produced a beautiful DK weight yarn with a reasonably soft handle and of course has the gorgeous smell of real wool.
We have scoured, carded, combed and spun this wool entirely in West Yorkshire.
Each hank also has a link on the label to free knitting patterns including one for a bias scarf and one for kids hat and mittens set, pictures of the knitted up items shown above.
- Length: 220m / 240 yards
- Colours: Natural undyed. Dyed blue, dark grey, mustard, olive green, silver grey.
- Read more about the Clapdale Wool Project and process here.