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Pure wool from the Isle of Purbeck

'From farm to needles with authenticity and our own unique story'

Isle Yarns produce and supply single breed knitting wool direct from our family farm in Dorset, in small batches and in a palette of colours to reflect the stunning Purbeck landscape. 

A day in the life of Isle Yarns

The Poll Dorset Ewes quality fleeces are taken to a local mill to be washed, spun and dyed using mineral dyes approved by the organic soil association. The yarns are woollen spun using the crisp, full bodied fibre that Dorset sheep naturally have and prepared using a drum carder. The spinning technique used allows the fibre to wrap upon itself while trapping air in the centre. This makes the yarn 'bloom' when hand washed.

What our customers say...

"The yarn lends itself beautifully to colour work and holds lace, cables and textures really well. There is something very theraputic about working with this yarn, knowing that every stitch is helping to sustain the survival of an exceptional breed"

"So springy and a pure joy to hold in my hands"

"This yarn has a lot of energy! I am quite smitten with this Isle Yarns Wool from the Isle of Purbeck"

"Hearty and full bodied with an apparent stitch definition"