Shepherds of old counted their sheep using Yan (1), Tyan (2) and Tethera (3) – an ancient counting method. Today, to my mind, what counts is that Yan Tyan Tethera use fantastic, single or duel breed yarns to make lovely hand-knitted, made to measure ganseys, delicate “tea dance” lace knits and heavy- weight woollens.  See these and other lovely handmade things at the Teme Valley Farmer’s Market near Worcester, this Sunday (and every second Sunday of the month) or take a preview on their new website –

This is the genuine article  – hand-knits that last until the sheep come home.

Yan Tan Tethera Knits