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baa ram ewe Winterburn Aran - Aire



baa ram ewe's new Winterburn Aran features the wonderful Yorkshire sheep breed Masham. The Masham has smaller ringlets of fleece than the Wensleydale but with added bounce and loft that it gets from its hill-loving male ancestry, the Dalesbred. In fact, female ‘gimmer’ -or lambs- were considered so pretty that farmers would tie ribbons in their fleece before taking them to market and Sheep Fairs which continues to this day in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, from which this sheep breed gets its name. 

Winterburn Aran has a heathery tinge of brown running throughout.  We love this yarn for cables and warm woolly jumpers, cardigans, and accessories.  It has great stitch definition while also being soft against the skin.


  • 100g = 185yds/170m
  • Suggested Needle Size 4.5 - 5mm (US 7 - 8)
  • 100% British wool, spun and dyed in Yorkshire
  • 50% Bluefaced Leicester Wool/25% ecru Masham/25% dark brown Masham
  • Hand wash gently in cool water and lay flat to dry


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