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The rich tradition of stranded knitting in Shetland has always been admired, and in recent years has grown in popularity. But perhaps less well known is the history of Yorkshire colorwork; in particular that of the Knitters of the Dales. Designers and Yorkshire Knitting historians celebrate this tradition in much of their work, and Baa Ram Ewe thought it time to get on board by creating their dedicated Yorkshire colorwork yarn with British wool spun and dyed in Yorkshire
Their Pip Colorwork is a handy 25g size and knits to a standard 4 ply weight, with 126 yards on the ball. Like all their yarns, it has a beautiful handle: soft and squishy, yet with enough grip to bind the shades together. 18 shades chosen from their signature Baa Ram Ewe palette that blend together beautifully.
And the name? Pip comes from the traditional Swaledale 'Yan Tan Thethera' method of sheep counting: Yan (one), Tan (Two), Tether (Three), Mether (Four) and Pip- their 5th Baa Ram Ewe yarn!
British Wool Blend
126 yards / 25 grams
7-8 stitches per inch
US 2 (2.75mm) – 3 (3.25mm) needle