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gwlân Cambrian 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.

gwlân Cambrian Wool 4ply, click here for shades

CMW 4ply 2020

Fibre:  100% Wool

Weight:  50g

Length:  150m/164yds

Needle Size:  3.25mm

Tension: 24sts x 36rws

Care:  Cool Handwash

gwlân Cambrian Mountain DK, click here for more shades

CMW DK 2020

Fibre:  100% Wool

Weight:  50g

Length:  100m/109yds

Needle Size:  4mm

Tension: 19sts x 27rws

Care:  Cool Handwash