A good DK yarn needs purpose and structure, and Beacons has that in abundance -- a smooth, soft and springy 3-ply yarn, this is a timeless favourite.
Garthenor's Polwarth comes from Dunbar Island, part of the Falkland Islands, famed for the snow white superfine fleece. These sheep produce a long, smooth fibre that has excellent stitch definition and soaks up dye like a sponge.
The Polwarth is lifted by some Romney, sourced from a flock in Wiltshire. Garthenor chose this lustrous longwool to add structure and some complexity to the blend.
Garthenor’s mission is to promote and provide a variety of sustainable, organic & British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. Every single product Garthenor produces is Certified Organic by The Soil Association to Global Organic Textile Standards. Their yarns are never dyed or bleached. There are only ever 2 substances that come into contact with the fibres during processing: a gentle detergent and a spinning oil. Both of these liquids have been approved the Global Organic Textile Standards, and are fully biodegradable. In 2003, Garthenor became the first fully certified organic yarn in the world.
This item is sold as a 50g skein. We are happy to wind the skein into a ball for you (just leave us a note to do so in the comment box). Please note that all skeins once wound into a ball are non-refundable. We only carry washed versions of this yarn, i.e oils used in the spinning process have been removed.