We have had a massive restock from the Fibre Co recently including lots of our much loved yarns. This includes the beautiful Lore, which we now have in 22 different colours. This means it is the perfect time to look back at this stunning yarn along with some pattern suggestions to get you inspired. Read on to find out more.

Lore is a DK weight 100% British Wool, 100g - 250m/273yds. Lore is made in West Yorkshire's historic textile region from a 100% lambswool from the Romney sheep. The Romney Sheep also know locally as Kent Lamb is a longwool breed originating from the Romney Marshes in Kent and East Sussex, England. Longwool is strong and sturdy and the Romney lambswool has a rustic softness to it. This woollen spun yarn is plump and bouncy. This is because woollen spun yarn is not combed after being carded, fibres lie in all directions creating an airier quality to the spun yarn. Meaning garments knitted in woollen spun yarn tend to be warmer as they trap more air, they also bloom with blocking which is great for colour work as the stitches all fill out and grip together. Lore was inspired by the traditional woolly wools which have been spun in the United Kingdom for hundreds of years and was developed by the Fibre Co to have a vintage feel celebrating that heritage.

The colours are also something to behold. The fibre is dyed in the wool before being spun and the range of heathered shades are created by combing multiple colours. This creates a rich yarn that has a lot of depth and the more you look the more you see and are far more complex than at first glance. As I already mentioned the yarn is great for colourwork projects and there are plenty of shades that would combine beautifully together below are some of my favourite combos.

From left to right there is: Wise, Courage, Happiness, Serene / Passionate, Gentle, Ambitious, Stable / Eager, Healer, Devoted, Heaven.

So that is all about the yarn lets have a look at some things to knit:

image - Beach House Knits

Leonida Sweater (link to ravelry) by Beach House Knits. This bold top down jumper features a circular yoke of meteors that give a modern twist to a yoke design. The meteor motif is given depth in the form of bobbles. Worked seamlessly from the top down its shown here in Lore - Happiness and Knowing.

image - Belén Fernández

Llariega (link to ravelry) by Belén Fernández. This stranded colourwork hat is worked from the brim to the crown. A simple colourowrk repeat is easy to memorise but still striking. The pattern also includes instructions for a matching cowl. Seen here in Lore - Confident, Caring and Happiness.

image - Leila Raven

Romney Hat by Leila Raven. The plumpness of Lore would work well for these bold cables. A cabled hat is a wardrobe classic and these work together perfectly. A folded brim adds a classic finish to this hat.

image - Espace Tricot

Sunday Morning Shawl (link to ravelry) by Espace Tricot. I do love those simple projects that allow you to enjoy the yarn and this one I think would look lovely in Lore. A triangular shawl that alternates between twisted rib and stocking stitch, finished with bobbles and twisted rib border.