Aran/Worsted, 3 ply
100% SW Bluefaced Leicester
100 g skein, approx. 166 m (182 yards)
Recommended needles: 4.5 mm - 5.5 mm (US 7–9)
Sample: 18 stitches x 24 rows/10 cm with 5 mm needles (US 8)
BFL yarns are naturally soft, but they are also good for items that are subject to wear such as socks, mittens, sweaters and hats. They drape well without heaviness due to the natural crimp of the fibre and, with long staple fibres, these yarns are less prone to pilling than a lot of wool.
Hand dyed with natural materials in small batches.
Each batch is unique, and there may be slight shade variations in a skein. It is recommended to introduce a new skein of yarn slowly by alternating skeins row for row.
There may be occasional excess of color and plant residue.
Photos are taken in natural light, but color may vary from screen to screen or be perceived differently.
Care: hand-wash with a neutral pH wool soap, ideally below 30 °C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, out of direct sunlight, without spinning or tumble drying (even for SW wool).