The Beltie Cup Cosy is made from a single strand 100% wool yarn.
The wool fibers are unprocessed, which means that they are only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fibers’ natural properties, providing also a better shape and texture qualities.
The wool is made directly from animal fleece, and not recycled from existing wool garments
It contains mixed colours, this means the wool is manufactured by carding the colours together before spinning, which gives it a mixed effect.
This wool is especially good for outerwear garments, such as hats and scarves and, of course, a cup cosy!
The Beltie Cup Cosy features a handmade Beltie Brooch that must be removed before washing, and of course the silver HappySnail!
My inspiration is the Belted Galloway cattle that originate in South West Scotland where I design and hand knit my products. The cattle are distinctive because of their white bans around their middle and are an ancient breed.