The Winterburn range throws the spotlight on a wonderful Yorkshire sheep breed, the Masham. The Masham has a smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft that it gets from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, 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.
50% Bluefaced Leicester wool / 50% Masham (Massam) wool
252 yards / 100 grams
4 - 4.5 mm / US 6 - 7
5.5 stitches per inch