BritishBreeds 4ply is a fine blend of 4 different sheep breeds, Bluefaced Leicester, Exmoor Horn, Wendsleydale and Zwartbles. Each fleece brings with it a different characteristic to the finished yarn. And the smell... We all love that glorious woolly smell here at Baa!

Marie has worked for two years with John Arbon to produce this luxury worsted spun yarn in its beautiful autumnal pallette of 12 shades. Pattern support for this one of a kind yarn is provided in Marie's latest book Wildwood which is a collection of 7 stunning garment and 4 accessory designs all photographed at Beacon Hill Country Park in rural Leiscestershire. 

Fibre Content:

100% British Wool (Made in the UK)


Approx 85m (93yds) per 25g ball


28 sts and 29 rows to 10cm (4in) over Fairisle 

26 sts and 34 rows to 10cm (4in) over Stocking Stitch


3.25mm (US3) over Fairisle

3mm (US 2-3) over Stocking Stitch


Hand wash using a mild liquid soap. Reshape while damp.

BritishBreeds by Marie Wallin

  • Despite having a science based background Marie went on to pursue her love of art, design and textiles. For 14 years she ran was a successful knitwear designer selling under her own label in the US, Japan and small retail outlets and galleries here in the UK.

    She became head designer at Rowan yarns in 2005 where she was heavily involved in all aspects of the business from designing, to styling to editorial content, 2013 brought the launch of her own company, website and publications. (Many of which we have in stock here at Baa!) You can see more of Marie's designs and read more about her life and work here.

  • When choosing you colours from the drop down box you may find more than one dye lot option & the quantites available in each. If you require a specific dye-lot please state this in the 'notes' section at checkout.