Appledore Lace has a crisp handle and holds its block impeccably, making it ideal for delicate lace and those dappled shades almost look hand dyed – so anything you decide to make with this yarn will have a unique heirloom feel. These skeins are 50g so you’ll be able to play around with the shades to your hearts content.
All the fibre in the Appledore range is sourced from right in the West Country, and, with a palette of unusual heathered shades, perfectly encapsulates our ethos. Appledore is steeped in our fibre heritage. They have blended together Devon Closewool, a moorland breed with rustic and grippy fibre, with lustrous and characterful Romney and an old favourite, the gloriously bouncy Exmoor Blueface. The resulting blend is packed full of woolly bounce and a smattering of lustre, the perfect canvas for Appledore’s range of playful modern shades.
This yarn has a distinctive rustic halo (the handle is a little reminiscent of a Shetland yarn). The resulting fabric has wonderfully warm woolly halo and a full-boddied texture. Because of this halo and it’s two ply nature, the resulting Yarn can be worked at both a tight and looser gauge, as the halo of fibres will simply expand to fill in any gaps around the stitches. With Appledore we have created a durable workhorse yarn which is pill resistant and ideally suited for everyday wear – plus it will hold its block impecably if used for lace knitting!
Although all worsted spun yarns have a lot of drape, this blend has slightly less, giving it a cosy heirloom feel. For spinners this composition also has the added bonus of increased grip and texture from the more rustic breeds, making it one of our grippiest bases.