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Cambrian Mountain Wool

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The background to Cambrian Mountains CIC goes back to 2008 when HRH The Prince of Wales set in place the Cambrian Mountains Initiative, one of 4 rural initiatives aimed at supporting and developing the upland farming economies of Mid Wales, Dartmoor, the Peak District and The North Highlands.

Their premium wool is the finest grade of Welsh Mule, the name given to the local Welsh breed when crossed with the Blue Face Leicester. It’s the Blue Face that imparts the lustre and fineness, resulting in a worsted spun yarn with a sheen and a halo suitable for attire of all kinds. It felts well too, and makes a beautiful woven fabric.

The wool comes from Llanwenog and Black Welsh Mountain sheep; the Llanwenog is from a farm in Llanwenog Parish – about 10 miles from Cambrian Wool HQ

Cambrian Wool 4ply

Cambrian 4ply

Cambrian 4ply

 

Fibre:  100% Wool

Weight:  50g

Length:  150m/164yds

Needle Size:  3.25mm

Tension: 24sts x 36rws

Care:  Cool Handwash

 

Cambrian Mountain DK

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Fibre:  100% Wool

Weight:  50g

Length:  100m/109yds

Needle Size:  4mm

Tension: 19sts x 27rws

Care:  Cool Handwash