Fibre Content: 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester
Specification: DK weight – 225m / 100g
Fibre: Sourced in the UK
Processing: Spun in Peru, dyed in the UK
Recommended needle & hook size: 3.5mm – 4.5mm (always check the pattern)
This is a smooth, worsted-spun and plied yarn with a lot of lustre and great bounce! The Bluefaced Leicester breed produces wool that is strong and still manages to be next-to-skin soft, making it ideal for a wide range of projects. This yarn will work fantastically in hats, mittens, jumpers, and big cosy shawls. It wears well over time and pills very little. The stitch definition is excellent, making it suitable for beautiful stocking stitch, textured knit-purl patterns, thick and squishy brioche, and well-defined cables.
We hand dye all our yarn on a narrowboat on the UK waterways. Our boat is a cigarette-smoke and pet free environment. In the summer, the yarn dries outside in the wind and sun of our lovely British weather! In winter, we use a wood-burning stove to dry it, which sometimes gives it an aroma of woodsmoke.
It has been hand dyed in small batches, and the colour consistency between batches is very good but can’t be guaranteed, so we recommend that you buy enough skeins for your project. If your project uses more than one skein, we also recommend that you alternate / stripe the skeins throughout.
Caring for your yarn:
When it comes to blocking or washing your project, use lukewarm water with your favourite wool wash, and lay flat to dry. We take great care to thoroughly set the dye and rinse the yarn afterwards, but differing water temperatures and chemicals can cause some dye to bleed. If you’re using it in a multicoloured project, we recommend washing a swatch first to test for colour-fastness.