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West Yorkshire Spinners

Wensleydale Gems

Tourmaline 515
Ruby 578
Red Jasper 549
Zircon 253
Fire Opal 427
Amber 342
Citrine 286
Peridot 487
Lapis 225
Amethyst 776
Rose Quartz 513
Topaz 537
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  • We love Wensleydale and WYS have a real winner here! 

    Wensleydale sheep are classified as a ‘lustre long wool’ breed i.e a long wool breed specifically selected for the sheen and brilliance of their fleece. As well as being naturally strong, hard-wearing and lustrous, Wensleydale's fleece has a thinner fibre and a longer staple length, which makes it softer and even more lustrous than most long wools.  

    Since it's a lightly hairy, this yarn almost looks like it's been blended with a little mohair, but Wensleydale Gems are gloriously 100% British Wensleydale.  Blocking will transform the dense, silky strands into bloomed soft airiness.   

    WYS' brilliant vivid colourways in this range are made even more eye-poppingly stunning by the shine and lustre particular to this fibre.  If you like COLOUR (and Strength, Drape, Shine) you will LOVE these gems!  

  • Ingredients:
    100% Wensleydale Wool

    225m (246yd)


    3.25 - 4mmmm (US 3 - 6)
    22 sts = 10cm (4")

  • "Reared, Sheared & Spun in Britain!"

    Situated in the original home of the British Worsted Spinning Industry, West Yorkshire Spinners combines state of the art technology with generations of expertise and unrivalled know-how to produce British hand knitting yarns and knitted garments of exceptional quality.

    At West Yorkshire Spinners we are extremely proud of our British Heritage, we are one of the few remaining worsted spinning companies left in the United Kingdom. We are also one of very few who still develop and market yarns in-house.  This affords us the freedom to innovate which sets us apart from the competition.  We firmly believe that knowing where our raw material comes from guarantees that the quality of the finished product is consistently high.

    We source all our own raw material which is then produced into knitting yarn in our state of the art factory based here in West Yorkshire. This reduces the carbon footprint of our products and also enables us to manufacture at a very low cost. 

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