Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn : Skipton Swaledale

Purl &Jane Yorkshire Yarn: from sheep to my shop

Care, skill and creativity run through every fibre of this yarn. It was lovingly created by a Yorkshire farmer, spinner and Purl &Jane for yarn lovers everywhere.


100% Yorkshire Swaledale Wool


This hank is spun from the fleece of a strong, resilient Yorkshire breed of sheep called a Swaledale which grazes on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate in all weathers. The Swaledale is the much-loved and familiar face of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its fleece produces a yarn with features that match the sheep it comes from, robust, distinctive – a true knitters’ yarn.


Suggested Tension and needle size:

16 - 18 stitches and 20 - 24 rows over 10cm square on 4 - 5mm needles.


The patterns I have deisgned with this unique yarn are Buttertubs Bag and Rigg Bag.