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The magnificent seven!
It had to happen – the sheep loving home and giftware company Herdy has branched out into yarn. The Harrogate Home and Gift show saw the launch of HerdyWool – balls of 100% British wool yarn in the company’s trademark vibrant colours. The Lake District based company has always been keen to support the fell farming communities in its area, so launching a bespoke range of yarn seemed like a natural step.
Herdy wool is available in 7 colours: blue, green, grey, purple, orange, pink and ecru. The chunky weight and vibrant colours make it perfect for knitting or crocheting accessories, home furnishings and outer wear. The two ply yarn comes in 100g balls with over 100m of yarn, so 1 ball will make a hat and 2 balls would make a scarf, cowl or slippers. The versatile yarn will also felt well in the washing machine, opening up a world of possibilities for bags, purses and other decorative items.
The composition of the yarn is extremely important to Herdy. “We aim to support UK industry wherever possible, and being in an area with a long wool tradition like the Lake District, it had to be 100% wool and it had to be British”, said Spencer Hannah, designer and joint owner of the company. After much research, Herdy has managed to achieve this AND the yarn is processed and spun entirely in the UK – in Yorkshire in fact.
Herdy are brand partners of the Campaign for Wool, and the team had the pleasure of meeting the Campaign’s figurehead HRH Prince of Wales in 2010 when they won the prestigious Small Company of the Year award from Business In The Community. Each ball of Herdy yarn carries the Campaign for Wool logo. Get knitting in time for Wool Week 2012 (15-21 October) and show your support for British wool.
Yarn Ball Weight: 100g
Yarn meterage: over 105m
Tension / Gauge stitches: 14
Tension / Gauge rows: 19
Care instructions: Iron on low heat, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, hand wash normal, do not dry clean, dry flat in shade
Recommended knitting needles: UK 6.5mm / US 10.5