Why we love Polwarth sheep and wool!

Posted: March 06, 2019

Why we love Polwarth sheep and wool!

We talk a lot about our love of merino and bluefaced Leicester yarn but we have been also using New Zealand Polwarth wool in our Oakworth yarns for years. To let you know why we love this fabulous breed we wanted to share some information about why they are so amazing. Breed Polwarth sheep originated in Australia in the 1800s (in fact it is their centenary year this year!) when Lincoln and Merino bloodlines were mixed. This combination was used to attempt to increase the hardiness of the Merino so that they could increase the areas that could be grazed. This...


Update preview: May 2017

Posted: May 26, 2017

Update preview: May 2017

That (yarn) time of the month is almost upon us again so I thought it'd be helpful to provide a full preview of everything that'll be included to you can easily see everything together and make plans if you need to. This update will go live at 7pm UK time on Tuesday the 30th of May. Above: Oakworth 4ply in Cottage Originals 1805171211 We do always send out a newsletter a few days before updates as a reminder and it covers more than just the yarn update - we look at new pattern releases, KALs, and other things of interest...


Pattern release: Dubonnet

Posted: May 21, 2015

Pattern release: Dubonnet

For those who haven't seen it yet, Dubonnet is Thea Colman's latest cardigan release, and it uses ECY Oakworth DK (superwash Polwarth wool). Thea's original sample is shown in colourway Coppice, with the pockets in Falling Leaves.    I hadn't had time to schedule in extra dyeing for the release date, so we ran pre-orders on ten batches of Oakworth DK - there is still some yarn available right now HERE.    And for US customers, you can pre-order Oakworth DK (or order from their current stock) from Yarn Culture, which I am in the middle of dyeing right now....

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