August 2012


Herdy Wool

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



Herdy Wool


 Debbie Abrahams has just announced that applications for The Mystery Blanket Club 2013 are now open.  The club has a limited membership.

The Mystery Blanket Club is a unique knitting experience which invites knitters from all over the world to join. Over ten months, subscribers receive patterns and materials to knit individual squares which join together to make an exquisite blanket. The theme of the project is kept secret, only to be discovered as the squares are completed and the blanket takes shape. This year Debbie has given us a bit of a clue by revealing the yarns used will be Rowan Tweed, Felted Tweed, Kid Classic and Rowan Pure Wool DK – an interesting combination of yarns and so intriguing.

Through the club, friendships have been made, techniques have been mastered and many happy hours of knitting have been had. Each design is exclusive and will not be published in any other format when the club has closed. This is a one-off project that is a must-have for knitters of all abilities!

So make sure you sign up now www.debbieabrahams.com prices start from £205 for UK membership.

For press information contact

Nicky Hale at Bluebear 01707 320274

About The Mystery Blanket Club

How many months will the project run for?

The project will begin on January 15th 2013 and will run for ten months.

New to 2013

Patterns will be sent monthly by email.  The first email will be sent on January 15th with subsequent emails sent on the first of the month (Feb to October).

Yarn and beads will be sent in three parcels (post date January 15th/1st March/1st May)