Raised in Scotland
120 yards / 110 m per 50g skein
Designed and developed by Kate Davies, Buachaille is a 100% wool yarn with bags of Scottish character. From the Northern Isles through the Highlands and Borders, the finest Scottish fleeces have been expertly selected, graded and spun to create a unique and distinctive yarn -- a yarn as hardy and beautiful as the landscape in which it was raised. Buachaille is a 2-ply, worsted spun yarn, with a light, smooth hand, good stitch definition, and an attractive “halo”. It is a robust and highly versatile “woolly-wool”, and can be knit at tighter or looser gauges to suit a wide range of projects, from socks to shawls.
Buachaille is available in 10 shades, 7 dyed and 3 natural fleece colours: Between Weathers (mid blue), Haar (natural silver grey), Highland Coo (rust), Islay (teal), Ptarmigan (natural white), Squall (natural dark grey), Yaffle (spring green), Macallum (raspberry red), Furze (gorse gold) and Hedder (soft heather pink)
Buachaille was raised by Scottish sheep, and all processing was carried out within a 10 mile radius of Bradford, the historic heart of the British wool industry.
Buachaille is the Scottish Gaelic term for herdsman or shepherd, and is also associated with two beautiful mountains close to Kate’s home in the Scottish highlands (Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag).