The name "Herdwick" is derived from the Old Norse herdvyck, meaning sheep pasture, and it's thought that the breed has been native to Cumbria since the Viking invasions. Hog wool is the sheep's first fleece and it's a beautiful, almost purplish, dark grey-brown. The coarse texture of this hardy yarn makes it a wonderful insulator and means it also felts well. Perfect for sweaters, blankets, rugs and more.
Sold in 50g balls of chunky yarn.