LITLG Hinterland is a light gray base non-super washed, non scratchy pure wool yarn from small UK sheep farmers. This fingering weight yarn is the perfect blend of 75% Bluefaced Leicester and 25% Gotland wool.
Gotland is a long silky wool that when spun and dyed produces a yarn with a wonderful luster reminiscent of mohair and good drape, with a little bit of a halo. The Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) has a beautiful luster, provides a lovely sheen to the finished yarn, and its drape is superior to many other wools.
The result is a strong and soft yarn comfortable to wear against the skin. Thanks to the BFL, it is durable and recommend for socks too! And look at that yardage, it's a great yardage for sweaters!
WHY WE LOVE IT — Soft, durable, great halo, good drape, wonderful luster, lovely sheen.
CONTENT — 75% BFL + 25% Gotland
GAUGE — 28 sts per 10 cm | 4"
LENGTH — 350 yards | 382 meters
WEIGHT — 0.22 lb | 100 g
THICKNESS — Fingering (Size 1)
SUGGESTED KNITTING NEEDLES — US 2 | 2.75 mm and up
SUGGESTED CROCHET HOOKS — C2 I 2.5 mm and up
ORIGIN — UK Wool hand-dyed in Ireland
Hand wash wash at 20C / 68F. Dry flat.
Life in the Long Grass was born from the joy of creating and living in rural Ireland.
Once they restored our one-hundred-year-old derelict farmhouse, we set up our dye studio in our field so we could live by the values that are important to us: Ethical yarns, local employment, slow living, care, and quality – when all this came together, LITLG was born.
They choose their yarns carefully making sure they come from farms with ethical practices in Uruguay, Peru, England, Argentina, France, and Portugal. These farms are mulesing-free which means fair and humane treatment of their sheep.
We dye with meticulous detail and care to ensure quality and to enjoy the process.
This means that all batches are as similar as possible and we enjoy the slow,
stress-free process of creating them.
We use a mixture of non-toxic acid dyes, low impact fiber reactive dyes, and natural dyes – we set with a food-grade setting agent. We double set to ensure that we don’t have skeins that bleed and we re-use our water to minimize wastage.
Our packaging and labels are all recycled kraft paper and the paper we use in our publications is recycled also.