Birlinn Yarn Company's 4ply Yarn

Birlinn Yarn *⎜fingering⎜4ply⎜50g⎜191 yds/175 m⎜organically dyed


About the yarn:
An amazing and wonderful wool business located on the wild shores of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides islands: Birlinn Yarn Company! We absolutely love the sheep, the setting and the family that works together to create this spectacular line of yarn. Their croft (a small family farm), called Sunhill, is home to a flock of pedigree Hebridean sheep. After lambing on the farm in spring, the sheep are taken out (by boat!) to graze all summer and fall on the many islands that dot the Sound of Harris. They are truly seafaring sheep! The beautiful Hebridean fleeces, in combination with those from neighboring Cheviot flocks, spin up into a rustic, sturdy yarn suitable for all kinds of wear. We love BYC’s 4 Ply Natural and Hebridean Colors, offered up in a range of natural colors and organically dyed hues. 


  • 100% Cheviot Wool: Bog Cotton
  • Hebridean & Cheviot blend: Corn Marigold


Project Inspiration:

Birlinn has assembled a beautiful collection of patterns that highlight the rich fibers and colors that they offer. Below are some of our favorites; if you click on the name of the pattern you will be directed to the Ravelry listing for each, where you can review the details of the design and purchase the pattern. 


  • Tiny Boats Hat by Elizabeth Doherty: requires 1 ball each in two colors. Pictured above in the colors, Ocean and Moss. You'll need to place each of your two colors into your cart individually.
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