The Grey Sheep Co.

British Gotland DK - Carnival - Spun on the Farm


British yarn raised sheared and spun on the farm

Our Gotland yarn is from our own pedigree flock of Gotland Sheep. Each year we lamb rear and shear our Gotlands to produce some of the finest British wool on the market today. Susie shear our flocks at Christmas or early in the New Year to get the very best quality fleece, they are then tucked up in the barn with oodles of clean straw and hay.

The fleece goes to Yorkshire for washing then back to the farm for spinning  in our own farm based mill, before being hand dyed by Emma. Traceable from the moment the lamb is born, through its life on the farm till its fleece is spun.

Farming ethically and sustainably ensuring care and attention for our land, our animals and yarn.

Each season we have a limited spinning run of our Gotland yarn. When stocks run low it is not a case of phoning our supplier for more yarn! We have to wait for our wool to be reared, sheared and processed, which takes months. This means that you get the very best of British traditional yarn. When it's gone, it's gone - some things are just worth waiting for! 

  • 260m approx, 100g approx

    24 x 32 stitches on 3.5mm needles

  • Hand Wash 15°C, Cool Iron, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Tumble DryDry Flat

  • We despatch all orders as soon as is practically possible. This can be a couple of days due to our commitment to put our sheeps welfare first. if placed before 2pm.

    All orders dispatched by FIRST CLASS POST

    30 day no-quibble RETURNS as long as the yarn is returned in the same condition as it was sent.