John Arbon Textiles – Devonia DK

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John Arbon Textiles – Devonia DK

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We’re so happy to have added John Arbon Textiles’ Devonia DK to our collection!

Devonia is a beautiful blend of 3 breeds local to the John Arbon mill: Exmoor Blueface, Devon Bluefaced Leicester and Devon Wensleydale.
The Exmoor Blueface is a local sheep to the John Arbon mill and brings its wonderful springy nature, the Bluefaced Leicester lends its outstandingly soft handle and lustre to the yarn, whilst the Wensleydale adds its qualities of a beautiful golden sheen and fineness of fibre. It is lovingly worsted spun at the Mill into both 4ply and DK weight yarns.

These DK skeins are 233m per 100g.

Devonia DK is knit on a 3.5mm – 4mm needle.

 

 

 

 

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Metres per ball

233

Brand

Content

Colour

Amber Blaze, Bleeding Heart, Broken Flower, Burnished Bronze, Cinder Glow, Dark Skies, Devonia Cream, Ivy Leaf, Nightshade, Ocean Rain, Pollen Gold, Sage Sprig, Sandbar, Snow Ash

Weight

100g – DK weight

Needle Size

Description

Devonia DK is a beautiful fibre from the John Arbon Textiles family mill.

John Arbon and his wife Juliet started the John Arbon Textiles Mill nineteen years ago.
John Arbon Textiles is based on a very simple concept: a return to old-style textile manufacture by sustainably sourcing raw fibre locally, wherever possible, and converting it in the UK into high quality tops and yarns, rather than racking up air miles by chasing the cheapest available labour.

Their mill is one of only a handful of small-scale worsted spinning mills still operating in the UK. John likes to use fibre from sheep on their doorstep whenever possible and, with the help of his trusty team, transforms it into unique and sumptuous blends in the form of yarn and tops.

Rather than being focussed on the outcome alone, JAT pour love into every part of the process. With great love and respect for the machines involved, the breeds of sheep and kinds of wool, John and Juliet will only work with fibre that excites them.

And that excites us. Devonia is a wonderful yarn to work with, soft with spring and sheen. It’s one of those yarns that you knit with and you know your work will last for decades.

Have a look at John Arbon Textile’s wonderful video “A short day in the mill” or read more about their process and machinery here.

Additional information

Metres per ball

233

Brand

Content

Colour

Amber Blaze, Bleeding Heart, Broken Flower, Burnished Bronze, Cinder Glow, Dark Skies, Devonia Cream, Ivy Leaf, Nightshade, Ocean Rain, Pollen Gold, Sage Sprig, Sandbar, Snow Ash

Weight

100g – DK weight

Needle Size