baa ram ewe’s Winterburn Aranthrows the spotlight on a wonderful Yorkshire sheep breed, the Masham (/ˈmæsəm/ MASS-əm). The Masham has smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft that it gets from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, female ‘gimmer’ -or lambs - were considered so pretty that farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market and Sheep Fairs which continue to this day in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, from which this sheep breed gets its name. .
Winterburn Aranhas a heathered look that is produced from a base of 25% ecru Masham, 25% dark brown Masham, and 50% Bluefaced Leister (BFL), which lends a softening touch. baa ram eweproduces luxurious and authentic wools, spun and made in Yorkshire, England. If you like a beautiful traditional yarn,Winterburn Aranis for you!!
In addition to lovely sweaters,Winterburn Aranmakes gorgeous hats, scarves and mitts. Woolwinders staffer and superstar knitter, Flo, just completed this fantastic sweater (Felix Sweater by Amy Christoffers. Available on Ravelry) and has the following to say about the yarn:
"Winterburnwas lovely to knit with! On the skein the yarn has a rustic look and feel but after a delicate bath becomes quite soft and has a comfy feel. The yarn is extremely light in weight. I usedWinterburnto make the Felix Sweater which has an eyelet detail but I feel that the yarn would behave equally nicely on cabled hats or sweaters. The Felix Sweater also has a cousin the Felix Cardigan, if that is more your style." Flo.