Briggs and Little Heritage is a premium Canada grade wool knitting yarn made from 100% domestic wool, and is milled, carded, dyed, and spun at the Briggs and Little factory in York Mills, New Brunswick, Canada. It’s the same place it’s been for over 150 years.
Today, Briggs & Little is one of the few remaining vertical woolen mills in Canada and North America. For example, the Briggs and Little woolen mill performs all of the processes and functions to change raw wool into wool spun yarns and products, all under one roof. Mill processes include scouring, dying, blending, carding, spinning, reeling, packaging and labeling.
Try crocheting and knitting wool fabrics with the same hand-knitting yarns that your Grandma and Great Grandma used!
This yarn is suitable for: Knitting sweaters, vests, socks, mittens, gloves, scarves, hats or afghans, weaving blankets or upholstery material.
Fibre Content: 100% Pure Wool
Weight /Yardage: 113 g = 196 m /215 yds
Gauge /Tension: 17 sts = 4″ /10 cm on 5.0 mm ndls
Knitting Weight: Aran /Heavy Worsted
Care: Hand Wash; Lay Flat to Dry
Free pattern from Briggs & Little:
Briggs & Little Hunter’s Toque
Click here for the history of the Briggs and Little mill.