Tuesday, March 15, 2016

February Classic Review: Baa Ram Ewe

February had us venturing to Britain where there are more than 60 different sheep breeds, more than any other country in the world!  And it is there that we find Baa Ram Ewe and their Dovestone DK.

Yorkshire has a rich wool history tracing back for centuries, so having this fully produced British yarn is quite a treat! The Dovestone DK is a delicate blend of 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Wensleydale Longwool and 25% Dark Brown Masham, dyed to perfection in solid colors. With two skeins of this luscious yarn, you’ll enjoy the fullness of all 504 yards.

Brights: Rhubarb, Lotherton, Parkin
Muted: Goathland, Endeavor, Bramley Baths

Each sheep breed brings different qualities to their wool and combining them together makes for a yarn experience like no other. The Dovestone DK gets its great drape from the Wensleydale Longwool, its softness from the Bluefaced Leicester and its robust fullness from the Masham. This combination opens up a world of project possibilities!

With this box, we featured two exciting patterns from Baa Ram Ewe’s latest pattern book, Dovestone Smallholding.

The Moggy pattern by Ella Austin is a sweet stuffed kitty worked in the round with just a touch of cabling. Perfect for a little home decoration or a special gift for a special someone.  As one of our members put it on Ravelry, this month, Yarnbox sent out yarn and kitties :)

For our crocheters, we have the Patina Clutch by Sophie Wire featuring a textured shell pattern and also worked in the round until you do the flap closure. It’s shown here in the brand new colorway, Lotherton, and would be a gorgeous accessory in any colorway.

Baa Ram Ewe's Dovestone DK has been such a wooly delight!  Join us on Ravelry where our members are working these and other patterns. 

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