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Dark Grey Welsh wool

Dark Grey Welsh wool

Regular price £6.58 GBP
Regular price Sale price £6.58 GBP
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We use the yarn from the Black Welsh Mountain (which gives our darker shades) and the Welsh Mountain (the oatmeal colour) sheep breeds. When we started out the Black Welsh was on the endangered breeds list. Now, having as it does, a commercial future it is abundant in England and Wales. Its natural properties are perfect for the outdoor life: Warmth, comfort, durability, strength and beauty. But it also has the advantage of being naturally oiled which means it shrugs off dirt and makes it water resistant. Wool has protected man from the elements for centuries and it is no surprise that even with the development of man made fibres over the last few decades that it is now enjoying a strong resurgence.

Dark Grey Welsh (natural undyed browny/grey colour)

Sold in 100 gram balls - knits as aran weight.

We use the yarn from the Black Welsh Mountain (which gives our darker shades) and the Welsh Mountain (the oatmeal colour) sheep breeds. When we started out the Black Welsh was on the endangered breeds list. Now, having as it does, a commercial future it is abundant in England and Wales. Its natural properties are perfect for the outdoor life: Warmth, comfort, durability, strength and beauty. But it also has the advantage of being naturally oiled which means it shrugs off dirt and makes it water resistant. Wool has protected man from the elements for centuries and it is no surprise that even with the development of man made fibres over the last few decades that it is now enjoying a strong resurgence.

Dark Grey Welsh (natural undyed browny/grey colour)

Sold in 100 gram balls - knits as aran weight.

Delivery:

We can deliver your order to any address anywhere in the world.
Shipping costs are calculated on weight and destination.
Any package over 2kg is automatically sent via carrier.

UK
First class post - £3.29 - £5.70.    3-5 working days

Royal mail 24hr tracked £3.99- £7.49

Royal mail 48hr tracked £3.29 - £6.49
Carrier tracked and signed for - £8.00.    Next day delivery (not weekends)

Channel Islands
First class post - £3.70 - £5.90.   3-5 working days
Carrier tracked and signed for - £20.00  Next day delivery (not weekends)

Europe
If your parcel weighs more than 2kg then it will be sent via carrier.
Air parcel post - £6.00 - £13.00.   5-7 working days
Air parcel post tracked - £10.00 - £16.00.   3-5 working days
Carrier tracked and signed for - £12.00 - £28.00.   2-6 days

USA
Air parcel post - £10.00 - £16.00.     6-7 working days . If your parcel weighs more than 2kg then it automatically will  be sent via carrier.
Carrier tracked and signed for - £19.00 - £22.00

Rest of the World
Shipping costs are calculated automatically at checkout and depend on:

  1. Destination country
  2. Size / weight of package
  3. Shipping method selected

We offer several different shipping methods including Air Parcel Post, Air Parcel Post and Carrier Tracked and Signed for. The prices for each available option will be displayed at checkout.

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase and we will do everything possible to achieve this.

When you receive your order, if you are unhappy for any reason please contact us and we will do our best to resolve the problem. Telephone +44 (0)1603 279745 or email@blacksheep.ltd.uk.

If you decide to return your order, Black sheep Ltd offer a no quibble, full refund (excluding carriage) on all unworn items, returned with original packaging and paperwork.

Our policy lasts for 30days from date of purchase.

With care your Black Sheep jersey will give years of excellent service.

Washing instructions are printed on the back of every garment label. We recommend the following procedure:

  1. Hand-wash in luke warm water using a suitable mild detergent.
  2. Rinse well in luke warm water and squeeze out excess water.
  3. To retain the oil in the wool add a few drops of oil (olive, baby) to the final rinse.
  4. Carefully spin out the remaining water and lay out flat to dry.
  5. Please do not hang it up or Tumble Dry

Customer Reviews

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Pat
Amazing

I’ve made three Aran sweaters from this yarn, and will make more. I absolutely love it. It’s soft, but very durable and has a lovely sheen.

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Sarah
Wonderful wool

I ordered a couple skeins of the natural dark grey wool to knit mittens for my dad. He showed me a Black Sheep sweater he bought in England many years ago (we’re from the US) that he still loves and, on a whim, I looked up the company and—lo! And behold!—I could purchase yarn from them. Exciting! I was initially confused by the skeins when they arrived, as the website states it knits as aran weight but the strands are very fine, like a lace weight. A quick email to customer service cleared this up for me—the balls are wound with three strands that are to be knit together. Eureka! 😁 I started the mittens using 3.25 mm needles and it’s producing a lovely fabric—the three strands are not a problem to knit with and it feels wonderful in my hands. My dad will love them. So, to sum up:
Wool/yarn quality: Excellent
Customer service: Excellent
I highly recommend!

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