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Uist Wool

Uist Conntraigh Unspun Mega Cakes

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  • We are beyond excited for this special little batch from Uist!

    If you love unspun yarn, like incredible Manchelopi, you'll know how amazing this type of yarn is, and how it's the closest you can get benefitting from the natural properties in sheep's wool.

    We requested this same quality of yarn from the team at Uist, and they have definitely delivered.

    Conntraigh Cakes create a gradient stripe effect when knitted, blending subtly from pale, ice-cool grey into a dark, blue-slate grey and back again. Making the most out of the unique nature of Uist Mill's refurbished carding machinery, they can create this amazing effect with stunning results.

    Thhe fiber in these cakes bring together a natural pairing of Cheviot and Zwartbles wool to create the magical strand that shifts from light to dark.

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

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

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

  • Ingredients:
    100% Wool (Cheviot & Zwartbles)

    Length:
    Approx 500m per cake

    Weight:
    150g

    Gauge:
    DK-ish

  • About Uist Wool

    ELEMENTAL YARN FOR INVENTIVE MINDS & CREATIVE HANDS
    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.