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Isle of Auskerry’s wool is produced from the naturally coloured fleeces of our native Orkney sheep, the North Ronaldsay. Our pure wool knitting yarns are available in both natural and hand-dyed colours, and we have developed our own exclusive designs of kits to complement them.

Our gorgeous heirloom blankets are woven for us at Knockando Heritage Mill in Speyside, and our wonderfully unique sheepskin rugs are hand-cured by us in Auskerry.

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Isle of Auskerry Soft aran weight pure wool yarn in 100g balls
Soft aran weight pure wool yarn in 100g balls

£12.80

Perfect for making a thick jumper or a cosy scarf. This lovely aran weight yarn is blended into four shades which beautifully complement each other. We blend these colours from the fleeces of our native Orkney sheep to produce seal and slate grey, shell-sand and peat black.

Isle of Auskerry Heirloom luxury wool blankets in four colours
Heirloom luxury wool blankets in four colours

£212

Irresistibly warm yet stylish in any room; take them on picnics or wrap yourself up with a good book. Our blankets have been given as original yet practical presents for many special celebrations to be treasured for a lifetime. These blankets are woven in a grey and cream plaid with coloured…

Isle of Auskerry Hand made horn buttons
Hand made horn buttons

£2-4.50

We have had so many compliments from customers who have bought our sheep horn buttons to complete their project. The colours of these buttons vary like the colours of our flock – from warm ivory to jet black, with every shade of amber in between. The round buttons are available in 15mm, 22mm,…

Isle of Auskerry Nordic Headband Knitting Kit
Nordic Headband Knitting Kit

£15.00

Headband has striking diamond pattern.  Suitable for knitting beginners. The kit includes full instructions, bamboo knitting needles, and a 50g ball of North Ronaldsay yarn in a choice of 4 natural colours.

Isle of Auskerry Hand-dyed pure wool yarn in stunning colours
Hand-dyed pure wool yarn in stunning colours

£10.75+

I get excited every time I lift out another batch of this yarn from the dye bath as its always different. Each  named batch of 10 skeins is unique although I try to keep the colour combinations similar to the colours on the website.The aran weight skeins are 100g and the DK weight ones are 50g. As…

Isle of Auskerry Slouchy beanie hat knitting kit
Slouchy beanie hat knitting kit

£28.50

We love this hat kit as it is so feminine with its delicate butterfly motif. Suitable for anyone with some knitting experience as the butterfly stitch is simple to do. The kit comes complete with instructions, bamboo needles, and two balls of our natural DK yarn so it makes a lovely gift for a…

Isle of Auskerry Raw Fleece for Spinners
Raw Fleece for Spinners

£28.00

Fleeces sheared by hand and then personally chosen by a spinner for the best quality.  The colours vary throughout the fleece. North Ronaldsay fleece is very high in Lanolin.

Isle of Auskerry Lacy Mittens Knitting Kit
Lacy Mittens Knitting Kit

£28.50

Beautiful and warm lacy design mittens.  Kit includes full instructions, bamboo needles, 2 stick markers and 100g of Isle of Auskerry yarn in a choice of natural colours.

Isle of Auskerry Pure wool DK yarn in four un-dyed shades 50g balls
Pure wool DK yarn in four un-dyed shades 50g balls

£6.45

We are so proud of the knitting and crochet yarns that we produce from our flock of seaweed- eating sheep. Our wool is hand-clipped and spun in a restored Victorian mill in a range of four colours; shell-sand, seal grey, slate grey and peat black. As the colours are natural they are alive with the…

Isle of Auskerry Circular Scarf Knitting Kit with Mammoth Cables
Circular Scarf Knitting Kit with Mammoth Cables

£41.00

Stylish scarf and wonderfully warm. Easy and quick to make for people with little knitting experience.  Knitting kit comes with full instructions, bamboo needles, a cable needle and 200g of Isle of Auskerry natural yarn.

Isle of Auskerry Gorgeous naturally patterned sheepskin rugs
Gorgeous naturally patterned sheepskin rugs

£134

Luxurious warmth anywhere in your home with a very small eco footprint.  Our hand cured sheepskins have fleece colours ranging from white to dark grey and caramel to chocolate. Their symmetrical patterns make each rug entirely unique.

Isle of Auskerry Christmas bauble crochet kit
Christmas bauble crochet kit

£30.80

Our North American customers love to buy these at any time of year to make presents for their friends, and they look wonderful on any Christmas tree. Each kit contains the Instructions, crochet hook, wool stuffing and our hand-dyed yarn needed to make 8 baubles.  A creative choice of green with…

Shop Owner

The Face Behind The Business

Teresa Probert

Hello from the remote island of Auskerry in Orkney! My partner Simon and I have farmed the island for over 40 years building up our flock of endangered native Orkney sheep, the North Ronaldsay. The breed have two unique characteristics; a love of eating seaweed, and their amazing fleeces which camouflage them against the rocks.

I have always loved wool since being taught to spin and weave at school. It seemed natural to design our own exclusive range of products made from the beautifully coloured and soft fleeces of our sheep, and so the brand of ‘Isle of Auskerry’ was born.

Many of our products are made on Auskerry itself, making the carbon footprint as small as possible. By buying our products you are also helping us to conserve this extraordinary breed of sheep for future generations.

 

 

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