GARBO Gotland/Shetland/alpaca blend grey yarn 100g balls DK ply S18


Gotland/Shetland/alpaca blend wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural grey - 'Garbo'
DK ply
165m per 100g ball
Spring 2018 shearing

International orders welcome - please message me for shipping quotes as prices vary depending on size and weight of parcel.


This gorgeous 'Shotland' DK ply yarn is from Garbo, a very affectionate girl who pulls the most amazing faces for the camera. Garbo's gurning is a sight to behold! Her fleece colour changes with the seasons, but underneath is a beautifully dense dark grey with fantastic bounce. This yarn is a special blend of grey alpaca fibre with Garbo’s own natural grey fleece, making a lustrous, supersoft blend that feels divine. Would make a good partner yarn to Garbo’s sister Greta’s DK alpaca blend in black.

Our high welfare artisan yarn is from a small mixed flock of sheep at our livestock sanctuary in Nottinghamshire UK. The boys were originally called The Hooligans because of their boisterous behaviour and unerring knack of seeking out trouble, and although the girls are generally better behaved, they also have their moments. And so Hooligan Yarns was born!

It’s essential for the welfare of sheep that they’re shorn at least once a year, but the fleece is often disposed of or given away for next to nothing. I liked the idea of producing a ‘single sheep’ yarn that promoted a high welfare message to support the charity. Our undyed yarn is machine spun in UK mills and individually gift packaged, with the name and quirks of each sheep provided as a story with each order.

Limited quantities are available owing to the size of flock – all current stock shown here, with updates twice yearly following the spring and autumn shearings.

Yarn sales go directly to support our charity Manor Farm Charitable Trust which offers lifelong sanctuary for livestock in need. UK Registered Charity No. 1173761.

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