I am so delighted that we get carry this delicious new Limited Edition Yarn by Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co.! Emma has a great eye for sourcing fleeces, and the ones that went into this yarn were grown only 10 miles from her home in Northern Ireland.
It’s a blend of Zwartbles and Blue Texel, spun up in Wales to a lofty, bouncy, woollen-spun yarn. At 365 meters / 400 yards per 100g, it’s technically a Fingering weight, but it knits up beautifully at a host of different gauges.
When I first started out on this journey of having yarns in our shop, one of my dreams was for us to become a hub for those smaller scale, limited edition, possibly hand-dyed yarns that are hard to get as well as offer sustainable yarns from bigger companies. This yarn is one of a few coming in 2023 that will get us closer to this dream!
• 50% Zwartbles, 50% Blue Texel (County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK)
• Fingering to Sport weight: 365 meters per 100 grams / 400 yards per 3.53 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 2.75 - 4mm / US 2 - 6
• Woollen spun, 2 ply
• The fleeces are sourced from Blue Texel and Zwartbles sheep that live in one flock, about 10 miles from Emma's home in Northern Ireland (County Antrim).
• The yarn is custom-spun in Wales, exclusively to Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co.
• Fiber & yarn origin: UK
We're always excited to talk yarn and knitting and answer any questions you might have!
Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. Zwartbles x Blue Texel Projects
Holding Hands Mittens
The Holding Hands Mittens is a pattern by our friend Claire Walls - my absolute go-to mitten pattern for adults! It comes with three variations: One is a classic mitten, another a
pair of fingerless gloves, and the third a mix of both with a buttoned flap.
A thumb gusset, two cuff lengths, and a swath of garter stitch ensure that no matter which variation you knit, they‘ll fit you perfectly and will keep your hands toasty warm all winter long.
Elena Solier Jansà's Boirina is an everyday and easy to knit sweater, a timeless piece for every wardrobe.
It's knitted bottom up and in the round, with drop-shoulder sleeves making it super wearable. The sweater features a "secret" cable panel on both sides that continues in the sleeves. With a recommended ease of 20-25 cm / 8-10” at the bust, the sweater gives a relax fit that suits every body type.
Where is Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. Zwartbles x Blue Texel grown, spun and dyed?
More Pattern Recommendations for Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. Zwartbles x Blue Texel:
Norte, designed by Imke von Nathusius, is the perfect cardigan to throw on over summer dresses, tops and t-shirts. Something that you’d wear in the morning when it’s still crisp outside or for those walks home after midnight; something just like Norte. It’s the perfect layering piece!
The Stalk & Pip Beret, designed by Ailbíona McLochlainn, is a beautiful tribute to the 20s, the - to say it with Ailbíona's words, "golden age of beret-wearing". The crown is moderately voluminous, and folded brim is just as pretty as practical.
Great for dipping your toes into the magical world of berets! Emma's version, depicted here, uses two strands of Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co's Zwartbles x Blue Texel held together for a DK-weight fabric.
No pattern roundup would be complete without a slipover! The Friday Slipover, designed by PetiteKnit, is worked from the top down in broken rib. First the back of the yoke is worked, then the shoulders, then the front of the yoke and finally the body. Rib edges are worked at the neck edge and along the armholes.
You can knit it with one or two strands of Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co's Zwartbles x Blue Texel, depending on how drapey you would like your slipover to be!