Our Cheviot wool comes from the hill flocks of our neighbours in Cille Bhrìghde and other Uist townships. Cheviot is a fine semi-lustrous wool, well-suited to durable warm-wear. Spun with a firm twist, the 3-ply DK and Aran weight yarns are perfect for traditional ‘country pursuits’ warmwear – pullovers, etc. The 2-ply double-knit yarn knits up beautifully into lace shawls and lighter-weight cardigans.
The fleeces are sorted and graded according to purity of colour, fineness and softness, and then sent away for spinning at specialist ‘micro-mills’ around the UK.
All yarns are an even, natural creamy white and are uniform in thickness and character. The Lambswool 3-ply DK is made with only the finest and softest fibres from shearling lambs.
Our Cheviot wools are finished in such a way as to make them ideal for home dyeing without the need for pre-washing or scouring: indeed we ourselves use them for our plant-dyed wools.
Important: Cheviot DK 2-ply lambswool is out of stock!