Thursday 7 January 2016

More British Wool Brands & Shades Launched

It's a bumper January for fans of British wool as not one, not two, but three different British brands have announced new shades or a yarn range.

Firstly, following on from her successful launch of her 100% Scottish wool range Buachaille at the end of 2015, Kate Davies is selling three more extremely tempting shades from Sunday 10th January.  Each 50g skein costs £7.49. The shades are:

Furze (a deep yellow)
Photo courtesy of Kate Davies

Hedder (a heathery pink)
Photo courtesy of Kate Davies

And Macallum (raspberry red).

Photo courtesy of Kate Davies

Leeds-based wool store baa ram ewe is bringing out two more shades of its Yorkshire wool Titus 4ply and Dovestone DK for Spring/Summer 2016. The two shades are Lotherton (a sea blue) and Rhubarb (a striking pinky-purple shade). Both are available for pre-order on baa ram ewe’s website with Dovestone DK retailing at £14 per 100g hank and Titus at £14.99 per 100g hank.

Image courtesy of baa ram ewe
Finally internet knitting retailer Baa Baa Brighouse has announced it's launching its own Yorkshire yarn range for the Spring. The yarn will be called Baa Baa Brew - a reference to Yorkshire folk liking their daily cuppa? - and is 100% Blue Faced Leicester reared, sheared and spun in the county then dyed in Brighouse.

The four shades come in pastel colours and are named after areas of Brighouse. No pricing details are as yet available.

Image courtesy of Baa Baa Brighouse

What a great British way to start the new year! I hopefully will be getting my hands on some of the yarns and will blog about them soon.

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