Studio special: British Bluefaced Leicester wool 4 ply – ‘Autumn Haze’

Studio special £20.00 £18.00   / 100g skein

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Shade: Autumn Haze – rust tones mottled with golden yellow and tan (one-off batch)

About this yarn

  • 100% British Bluefaced Leicester superwash wool
  • 100g skeins, 400 meters (437 yards)
  • 4 ply/ sock/ fingering weight
  • 2.25-3.25mm needles recommended
  • Tension: 28 stitches over 10cm using 3.25mm needle, 32 stitches over 10cm (4 inches) using 2.5mm needle
  • Machine washable on wool programme at up to 40°C

This special edition is a smooth, round 4-ply/sock weight yarn in 100% British wool.

Bluefaced Leicester (‘BFL’) is 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. It is a great choice for socks and also holds up well as a weaving yarn for both weft and warp. Being a superwash yarn, it’s easy to care for too.

We recommend a needle size of around 3.25mm for regular knitting, and 2.25mm for socks.