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Jacob 4 Ply

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  • Beautifully hand dyed by Becci and Marcus on their narrowboat studio on UK waterways.

    This is a light and airy woollen-spun and plied yarn from a single farm in Worcestershire. It is spun and scoured in an old, family-owned mill in Wales.

    Jacob sheep are one of the oldest native breeds in the UK. They are striking in their appearance, with white and brown fleeces and multiple horns!

    We sorted the fleeces by hand, separating the white from the brown. We have natural and dyed shades available.

    The wool is hardwearing and makes lightweight, warm garments that soften beautifully with age. Use it for hats, mittens, jumpers, and house socks and slippers.

    The yarn is made up of 2 plies, which lends itself well to lace patterns and stranded colourwork. This yarn hasn’t been superwash-treated, so it will felt if you want it to. This also makes it an excellent candidate for steeking, if you’re brave enough!

    Riverknits' boat is a cigarette-smoke and pet free environment. In the summer, the yarn dries outside in the wind and sun of our lovely British weather! In winter, they use a wood-burning stove to dry it, which sometimes gives it an aroma of woodsmoke.

    It has been hand dyed in small batches, and the colour consistency between batches is very good but can’t be guaranteed, so it is recommended that you buy enough skeins for your project. If your project uses more than one skein, we also recommend that you alternate / stripe the skeins throughout.


  • Ingredients:
    100% Jacob Wool

    175m (191yd)


    Recommended needle / hook size: 2.5 – 3.75mm

  • About RiverKnits

    Becci and Markus, both engineers by trade, hand dye British wool yarns while travelling around the UK waterways on their narrowboat home and studio.

    RiverKnits wool yarn is all sustainably sourced from within the UK, you won’t find any Merino here! The majority of the range today is Bluefaced Leicester; a lustrous English longwool. It makes a soft and strong yarn, and takes dye beautifully.

    The 100% BFL which is perfect for no-nylon socks, and everything else. RiverKnits' blends with silk and cashmere make drool-worthy shawls and other luxury garments. 

    RiverKnits yarn is dyed in layers, which takes a long time, but it is so worth it for the complex and subtle appearance!

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