It’s here! The latest and greatest from Baa Ram Ewe has landed in space and it is lovely. This yarn is made from the Masham breed of sheep, local to Baa Ram Ewe in Yorkshire, England. The yarn blends Bluefaced Leicester, Masham and Wensleydale to create something truly beautiful. This yarn is soft yet sturdy – really the most amazing yarn for long lasting sweaters, jackets and accessories.
Baa Ram Ewe tells us about Masham:
Yorkshire farmers have long known the mix of the local Masham sheep breed and the Bluefaced Leicester is a special one, highly prized for its meat across the country and the world. But blending the fleece of these two magnificent breeds, along with the drape of the Wensleydale, creates something truly special too. For those less familiar with the Masham, it is a lovely looking breed with ringlets of fleece, (inherited from its Teeswater female mother) but also a sturdiness and loftiness from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, Masham ‘Gimmer’ (female) lambs were considered so pretty farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market. This breed of sheep is so synonymous with our region’s wool heritage that the North Yorkshire town of Masham still has its own sheep fair every year.
- 252 yards
- Needle size: US#6-7 (4 – 4.5mm)
- Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4in
- Hand wash
- 100% British wool, spun and dyed in Yorkshire
Along with this yarn, we received some lovely patterns and the new book by Carol Feller – Dovestone Hills.
See all of the patterns on Ravelry here. These are my FAVORITES!
For fun single patterns, check these out (available in print at the shop):
Ziggy Reloaded (which is also a class this fall!)
And if NONE of those options look interesting to you, be sure to check out the designer patterns in print in our most recent magazines:
Sedona Sweater in Knit.Purl Fall/Winter 2015