Dawn – Mendip DK yarn (limited edition)

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Dawn is a gently variegated pale peachy golden yellow, with the occasional hint of dusty lavender.

Mendip is a DK yarn spun in the UK from wool from a single flock of Shetland-cross sheep that graze the Mendip Hills in South-West England. It's great for knitting cables, colourwork and lightweight, warm garments and accessories like hats and mittens.

100% pure British wool

50g (1.75 oz) / 120m (131 yd) per skein

3.25–4 mm needles

Hand-wash only, and lay finished items flat to dry. 


A note on the background of this yarn, as it is important to consider its environmental impact. The wool is sourced from an eco-farm less than 20 miles from where I live. Effectively the wool is a by-product, as the sheep are raised primarily for meat. They are part of a holistic management system to regenerate the soil where they graze, adding back nutrients to land that was previously dedicated to mining.

The wool is scoured, then spun at a small mill in Wales. There are no plastic fibres and no superwash process involved – this means that this yarn, and whatever is made from it, will biodegrade. I do use synthetic dyes, but always ensure that the dye is exhausted in the pots so none is returned into the water system.