Internet and wholesale
If you are a local maker who would like to use our yarn in your work, please contact us directly and we will be happy to give you a discount on our RRP.
You can find a list of the shops that stock our yarn and knitting kits here.
Below are the products created for The Dartmoor yarn Company’s launch in May 2016. Further products will be released as soon as web sales go live.
We have just had spun a beautifully soft 4ply Ryeland/Shetland Blend – which we’re in the midst of dyeing – further details soon. If you’re a retailer and would like to see some samples, please get in touch.
DK and Aran
Our double knitting and Aran yarn is 100% ryeland wool from sheep that graze at Walkhampton. Here are some of them:
When spun, Ryeland fleeces makes a medium soft yarn that is good for outer garments and accessories such as mittens, gloves and socks. Knitted up it gives good stitch definition, so works well with cables and textured patterns. Our first batch has been dyed a deep blue and a soft delicate grey. The third colour is the undyed soft creamy white of the natural fleece.
We are very proud of our first four knitting knits:
Each kits contains the appropriate amount of our Walkhampton Ryeland wool, a knitting pattern, a pretty pair of British made beaded needles (colours and designs vary), and a John James tapestry needle for sewing up. The sheep kit also contains 100% British wool stuffing.