Dorset Down/Friesian Cross - Heathered Violet.
This delightful yarn has shades from violet to lilac. This is a deliciously soft wool, made from the wool of downy sheep. The Dorset down is not to be confused with Dorset sheep known for their meat (and not for their fleeces:))
According to the book In Sheeps' Clothing, the Dorset Down also orginated in England, and the wool is "fairly short, full handling....and is used in high-quality hosery, knitwear, flannels and fine tweed."
Only 4 skeins of this one remaining in this dye lot. 250 yard worsted weight skeins. $16.00 per skein.