A good partnership has a beautiful balance, and this is exactly what you will find with the combination of Argyle and Agatha's fleeces. Their wool was made into skeins of 146 meters (160 yards), 3 ply Worsted weight yarn that is every bit as silky soft and lofty as Bonnie's dark brown yarn.
Shetland sheep hail from Britain's northernmost islands and can be traced back to more than a thousand years old, making Shetland sheep one of the oldest known sheep breeds. With eleven main colours and over thirty different types of markings, Shetland wool has an incredible array of possibilities.
Argyle and Agatha came as a trio to Gladsheim Farm in 2019 with our third purebred Shetland, Bonnie. These two sheep both have Katmoget markings and similar coloured fleeces (Light Grey but nearly Moorit). They were an inseparable couple and had a lovely Moorit Katmoget ewe lamb named Dorrie. Argyle moved onto another local fibre farm, but not before we sheared a few fleeces off him. We felt that their wool needed to be forever combined in this limited edition yarn, some of the softest Shetland wool we have seen.
Together, Argyle and Agatha's yarn is a perfect choice for warm and cozy next-to-your-skin garments. You might be interested in pairing up some of their yarn with Bonnie's dark brown wool...a gorgeous combination of natural colours.
Sheep + Breed ~ Argyle & Agatha : Shetland
Colour ~ light ecru
Yarn Weight ~ 3 ply Worsted weight
Needles ~ US 7-9 or 4.5-5.5 mm
Gauge ~ 4"= 16 to 20 sts
Yardage ~ 146 metres (160 yards)
Weight ~ 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
Gently hand wash in lukewarm water and lay flat to dry, out of direct sunlight.
Our wool is grown by our beloved flock of fibre sheep here on our little farm in the mountains of British Columbia. We take great care in raising our animals and we spend hours handpicking all fleeces before we send them off for processing to a family-run mill in Alberta. You can be sure that your yarn has been handled with love in all stages of its production.
Due to the slow method of transforming raw wool into yarn, each small batch is one of a kind and will reference the individual sheep who grew the fibre. Please ensure you purchase the right amount for your project as given the nature of small batch yarn, there may be variations in fleeces from year to year.
Enjoy using Wool Maiden's farm raised yarn from Argyle and Agatha. We hope that the garment you create brings great joy and perhaps becomes an heirloom piece in your wardrobe.
Please understand that all attempts have been made to accurately photograph the colour of this yarn. Due to the range of individual settings on computers, there may be unavoidable colour variance.