West Yorkshire Spinners is one of our favourite British suppliers with good quality, British sourced natural fibre yarns. From socks to special breed yarns, we love it all!
Croft is a wonderful luxury wool which was launched first of all as an aran weight and this season as a DK. Both weight yarns have pattern support in the form of pattern books from WYS as well as some free patterns available on their website or in the shop.
The Shetland yarn in Croft takes dye very well to produce saturated colours and it includes solids and variegated in the ranges.
Croft is fabulous to work with. As it is 100% wool, Croft is gentle on the hands as it has stretch. The yarn works well for textured and colourwork alike and because it is wool, the finished fabric has ‘memory’ so it can be blocked to shape very easily and will keep that shape.
While Croft can be machine washed using the wool cycle, it cannot be tumble-dried and we would advise washing your tension swatch to see how well the yarn reacts to the wool cycle on your machine (not all washing machines are made equal as we have probably all found to our cost in the past).
Versatile and hardwearing so a good all rounder. Good for knitting and crochet.
100% Shetland wool
DK has 225 metres on 100g hank
Aran has 166 metres on 100g hank
Knit to standard tensions for DK and Aran
We love it! Good for knitting and crochet as the yarn has a good twist on it and doesn’t split.
Jenny finds it a little prickly next to her skin but it wouldn’t be a problem for hats and gloves. For scarves or jumpers she would need something between it and her skin. The structure of the yarn makes it ideal for colourwork and textured items but it also looks lovely in stocking or garter stitch so can be used for basic, plain items too.
(0= not itchy at all 'I could wear this next to my skin' and 5 =very itchy 'I can't wear this')
High quality luxury yarn with very pretty colour palette.
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