British Bluefaced Leicester wool and silk
Brilliance blends fine-quality British wool with silk for a luxurious yarn with exceptional drape and shine. Brilliance 4 Ply is perfect for shawls and lightweight sweaters and garments for warm and transition seasons. It blocks to reveal beautiful stitch detail and is especially suited to lace knitting. We also offer the Brilliance blend in a laceweight yarn.
This yarn's decadently high silk content adds an unmistakable softness, drape and luminosity. Colours have a bright, glossy and even metallic radiance.
The other ingredient is Bluefaced Leicester ('BFL') wool, a native British sheep breed, loved for its soft, fine fleece. It has a subtle lustre, unique to the breed, that gives our hand-dyed colours an incredible depth. These fibres have an unusually long staple length which offers excellent wear and resistance to pilling. Brilliance holds up well as a weaving yarn for both weft and warp.
To flaunt its jewel-like glow, we launched Brilliance in a shade collection inspired by minerals and gems. We've now extended the range offer our favourite shades from our other yarn lines so they can be used together, to play with different textures through uniform colour.
The wool fibres have been superwash treated for smoothness and resilience, making it possible to machine wash your creations on a silk setting.