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Uist Wool

Fras DK

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    The scattering of seeds on the ground washed by droplets from a passing shower will bring new life, growth and renewal.

    The irregular flecks and streaks of dark lofty Zwartbles blended into a Cheviot/Texel base is created by adding an extra element of hand-feeding to the carding process, and is one of the many gorgeous effects that we can create with Uist's unique Victorian card-line and creative mill team.

    Fras has been used for the Nuuk sweaters from Laine Issue 1.

    Fras also has a sibling yarn: Dìle, produced in negative colours. The two are stunning together and would make the most beautiful colourwork sweater!

    Fleeces are sourced locally from small communities in the stunning Outer Hebrides - an archilegago of islands flanking the Atlantic Ocean.

    Cheviot makes this yarn hardwearing, bouncy and resilient for a garment or accessory that will last you a very long time. Zwartbles fleece is dense and bouncy and known for it's natural deep, dark brown colour.

    This yarn hasn’t been superwash-treated, so it will felt if you want it to, and it will make excellent candidate for steeking, if you’re brave enough!

    We would describe this yarn as rustic but not itchy. 

  • Ingredients:
    100% Wool (Cheviot, Texel & Zwartbles)

    235m (257yd)



  • About Uist Wool

    Born from a collective will to find a fresh purpose for local fleece that would reconnect the community with their cultural heritage for woll-working.

    Uist Wool runs a spinning Mill & Wool Centre on the island of Grimsay in North Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides an island archipelago off the north west coast of Scotland.

    Uist Wool is based on the principles of People, Planet & Profit, seeking to benefit the many, establishing sustainable practices and creating a viable enterprise to support the communities of the Outer Hebrides.

    Provenance is the foundation to our story. Wool is sourced locally, selected with care and processed at the Mill with a high degree of quality control at every stage of production.