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Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed

Rowan adds to the Purelife Collection with British Sheep Breeds DK. Once again, the colors are named for the breed the yarn comes from. Made in UK.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/130yd
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.95 skein $5.49 skein
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$16.50
Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/120yd
Gauge:
3.25 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky

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RowanPurelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (7)
  • Nice texture (7)
  • Soft (7)
  • Knits quickly (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (5)
  • Scarves (4)
  • Sweaters (4)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Soft and natural

By vee

from milwaukee, wisconsin

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Lovely Yarn To Knit With
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Sharp Needles Split Yarn

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

Gorgeous yarn, long wonderful fibers, Knits up beautifully. Be aware it splits once in awhile.
Easy to pick up for fixes. Beautiful natural color.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was excellent as always.

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5.0

Quality lightweight aran yarn

By Yarngirl

from South Carolina

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

    This is a lovely natural, light weight ( DK) yarn. The stitch definition is fabulous for cables and textural stitches, without the bulk that the average worsted weight wool yarns have. The finished garment texture is supple and soft enough after washing for next to the skin wear. My project with this yarn is the Whiting sweater pattern by Martin Storey and I am very please with the result. I will definitely purchase more of this yarn for future use.

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    5.0

    Very nice

    By Liz

    from Seattle

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

      Very nice yarn and knit up well. It's undyed but the color is very consistent. A great yarn for mens products. Recommend.

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      • Yes

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Soft as a cloud!

      By dinsdale5

      from Northampton, Massachusetts

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fiber nerd

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Lovely Hand To It
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Very Softly Plied

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Socks

      Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

      I have made Kilt hose and gloves out of this yarn, Although not for everyday, heavy duty wear-the kilt hose are lusciously soft and shows the stitch definiton nicely. And they are nice and warm too! It has a silky hand that makes working with this yarn a pleasure. My only complaint about it is that is rather softly plied (which could be problematic for some)I had my doubts about using this yarn for a pair of kilt hose because of this issue-but the hose knit up well, showing the stitch pattern beautifully-the finished hose just begs to be worn!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gorgeous!

      By kathj

      from New York, NY

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Cable Hat

      Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

      Great yarn, pleasure to work with. Knits up really well

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful yarn!

      By Aemilia

      from Maryland

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

        Thank goodness all sheep aren't merinos---if I had to pick one yarn to knit exclusively with for the rest of my life, it would have to be the brown blue faced Leicester. In some lights it's more silvery gray, sometimes more brown, all with a sheen---great resistance to pilling but still a soft yarn. This is not what you get with dyed or heathered brown yarns, the sheep made this color!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lovely, lovely stuff

        By Norcal Knitter

        from the Redwood Empire

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Unravels

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

          I love this yarn. I've completed about eight inches of a cardigan, and being impatient I slipped it on to waste yarn and wet-blocked it, just to see what would happen. The blocked yarn feels feather-light and softened considerably. (It also gained about an inch in width, and about a half inch in length.) This is a yarn for the wool purist. It feels like you're knitting straight off the sheep's back. It can also be a wee bit splitty, I'm finding, but not if you knit with a little care.

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          4.0

          Like this yarn

          By dollsweaters

          from Newfield, NY

          About Me Artist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Short yardage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK Undyed:

              I made a beautiful turtle neck sweater with this yarn. The all over cable pattern came out just great. I love the natural color of this yarn.

              The only thing I noticed was that the yardage was off. It seems the balls might be short?

              I would use this yarn again.

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