The Westmorland Scarf is a long, warm, soft and supremely comfortable scarf designed to keep the chilly winds at bay and add a splash of colour to your outfit. Its two-sided geometric pattern of small squares within larger checks is inspired by the clints and grykes of limestone pavement, a geological feature which can be found across the Yorkshire Dales.
This scarf is woven from 100% bluefaced leicester (BFL) wool. All of my BFL wool is sourced from a dozen farms in the Yorkshire Dales. One such is the beautiful Hill Top Farm in the iconic Dales village of Malham. This farm, now run by fourth generation farmer Neil Heseltine and his partner Leigh Weston, has been setting the standard for sustainable and regenerative farming for many years. They are also longtime supporters of Laura’s Loom, selling their premium class wool to me since the start of my journey with wool.
Good to know:
- Approx size: 30cm x 210cm + short tasselled fringe
- Fibre: 100% wool
- Wool type: Bluefaced Leicester
- Fibre Source: Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria
- Spun in Huddersfield
- Woven and finished in the Scottish Borders
- Recommended care: handwash in lukewarm water, lay flat to dry, warm iron while slightly damp to remove any creases; can be machine washed in gentle wool cycle at 30C. Do not tumble dry.
With thanks to Susannah Harpham Photography (and willing family) for the photos.