Handspun wool yarn – Worsted weight – 400 yards

Stand out from the crowd with hand spun yarns – one of a kind, character-filled skeins of fibre adventure.


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Have you ever heard of fractal yarns? They are spun in a way that creates a pre-thought colour sequence: one ply is spun in a certain (long) sequence and the other repeats it, but in shorter colour repeats.
This results in the same colours meeting in certain parts intentionally, producing a beautiful optical effect that you’ll show off in your finished project.

Dorset Horn wool comes from a rare sheep breed. It is not as soft as Merino, but still wonderful to knit with. This wool has not been superwash treated and will, therefore, felt if water and friction are applied, as well as keep the breed’s natural woolly charm.

Technical info:

  • 400 yards/365 meters approx.
  • Worsted weight
  • 2-ply, fractal spun (read description above)
  • Hand spun from Dorset Horn wool top

Hand spun yarns are full of character. They have variable textures throughout the thread because they are 100% made by human hands and, therefore, their weight (“thickness”) can vary a little or a lot, depending on the spinner’s intention.

When crafting with handspun, you are picking up the spinner’s work, continuing the fibre’s journey, and making it your own.

Be a part of this amazing handmade artistry.

Please be aware product colours may vary according to different screen settings.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Dimensions 3650 cm

blue green, blue grey, blue purple, turquoise blue, Green, Pink

Fibre Content

Dorset Horn wool

Spinning Style


Spun From

Wool Top


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


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Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

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