Winterburn DK is the newest yarn from Baa Ram Ewe, a Yorkshire based yarn company. This yarn is a blend of 50% Blue Face Leicester wool, 25% ecru Masham, and 25% dark brown Masham.
The Masham (pronounced 'massam') is a Yorkshire sheep breed whose fleece grows in small ringlets. The yarn has lots of loft and bounce, which makes it lovely to knit with and to wear. Female ‘gimmer’ -or lambs- were considered so pretty that farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market and Sheep Fairs which continues to this day in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, from which this sheep breed gets its name.
Composition: 50% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% ecru Masham, 25% dark brown Masham
Gauge: 22 stitches/4"
Recommended Needle Size: 4 - 4.5 mm / US 6 - 7