New Lanark Wool Donegal Silk Tweed - Cobalt
New Lanark Wool Donegal Silk Tweed 90% wool spun with 10% silk on traditional machinery powered by hydro electricity. Fully interchangeable with all of the other New Lanark range. Shade cards made by us are available to purchase. See the description below for more details.
A lovely range of wool in available in 35 dyed and 10 natural undyed shades. Spun on traditional machinery at New Lanark Mill a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Four collections offer different colour options but all are fully interchangeable as there is no difference in thickness. New Lanark spin and process this wool for the hand knitting market so if you buy it from them or other stockists it will have been washed and balled, so it will look and feel different. Standard put up is 200g. New Lanark have added 3 new colours to the range for 2020. Some colour names and the collections have been changed to reflect the beautiful Scottish Landscape. We will continue to include the previous name for the time being. Please note: Our stock is on cones and has not been washed; the yarn still contains the oil used in the spinning process. Weavers are very familiar with wet finishing their cloth. The yarn blooms and softens after wet finishing and makes lovely cloth suitable for many uses. The degree of fulling and finishing is controlled by the weaver depending on the planned use of the finished cloth. See the additional information tab below each colour for suggestions on sett as well as details of both metric and imperial lengths that will help you assess yarn requirements for your project. We suggest that you wash a length of yarn with hot water and detergent and use this when dry to assess how to work with this yarn to get the finished effect required, for instance the wraps per inch measurements will be different between the washed and unwashed yarn. If you need more information please get in touch.
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Metric Count||4.8/2 metric count|
|Imperial Count||11.8/2 cotton count|
|Metric Sett||3, 4, 5 epcm|
|Imperial Sett||6, 8, 10, 12 epi|
|Net Weight / Length||200g/480m|
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