I have chosen the gorgeous toffee brown wool of the Castlemilk Moorit sheep to make these lovely fingerless gloves. The colour is not achieved with dyes; it is the natural colour of the soft wool from which it is made. The pretty little Castlemilk Moorit sheep is one of the British Rare Breeds that I am proud to support.
I have knitted them with a long cuff to slip over your sweater and under your coat to keep the draughts out. The plain design hand area ends in a rib, leaving your fingertips clear to use your phone or doorkey easily.
They measure 19cm (7.5 inches) long including the cuff, 13cm (5 inches) for the hand section, and the knit is stretchy enough to fit most average adult hands. Gentle hand wash recommended.
These beautiful gloves will be wrapped in tissue and tied up with a ribbon, ready for giving or as a treat for yourself. To get your lovely purchase to you quickly and safely I use Royal Mail tracked / signed for services. The postage price shown is for the first item - save on postage for two or more items bought from my shop at the same time.
I make all my items myself here in the UK. Looking for a slightly different size or colour - custom orders are welcome. More gloves can be found in my shop at https://folksy.com/shops/rosesworkshop/collections/37401
History of the Castlemilk Moorit sheep.
In the early part of the twentieth century, the late Sir Jock Buchanan-Jardine began a breeding programme on his Castlemilk Estate in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Using Manx Loaghtan, moorit Shetland and the wild Mouflon he developed a breed specifically to beautify his parkland and provide fine, kemp free moorit coloured wool to clothe his workers.
Following his death in 1970 the flock was mostly culled. However, a few ewes and two rams were saved in two small groups. All today’s Castlemilk Moorits are descended from these two groups.
The RBST lists the breed as "vulnerable", (500 - 900 animals). For more information on the survival of these pretty sheep see
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