Clapdale Wool 100g Lace Weight Ball
A 100g ball of undyed 2-ply lace weight wool for hand knitting. Manufactured exclusively by Glencroft from fleeces collected from two farms within 5 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 10% of the profits from the project will also go back to the farms.
The wool contains all the sheep breeds on these two Clapham farms – Dalesbred, Teeswater, 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. This is undyed so is predominately a natural cream colour with a tiny amount of darker black and brown wool fibres.
Each ball also has a link on the label to a free knitting pattern for a shawl – knit shown above.
- Length: 450m / 492 yards
- Read more about the Clapdale Wool Project and process here.