BFL 4ply - Ice Skating

BFL 4ply - Ice Skating

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Skein of 4-ply-weight Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) sheep's wool yarn:

  • 100% Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) sheep’s wool
  • Non-superwash
  • Grown, spun, and dyed in the UK
  • 4-ply weight (Heavy fingering weight / Light sport weight / Yarn category 2 - Fine)
  • 50g skeins: approx. 175 m per 50 g (191 yds per 1.76 oz)
  • Recommended needle size: 3 mm - 3.75 mm (US 2 - 5)
  • Worsted spun, 2-ply yarn
  • Botanically dyed to create the colourway "Ice Skating" (Light blue with white and slightly darker blue spots)

Detailed Description

Bluefaced Leicester wool is known for its softness, and it doesn’t disappoint! This yarn is so soft and blooms beautifully. It’s guaranteed to create a warm and durable item, which will show off cables, colourwork, or lacework beautifully. A typical 4ply-weight yarn, it’s on the heavier side of fingering-weight yarns, or on the lighter sides of sport-weight yarns. Its softness makes it ideal for luxurious shawls, hats, sweaters, baby clothes… endless possibilities!

This yarn comes as a hank, wound into a skein, so it must be wound into a ball or cake before use to avoid irreconcilable tangles. 

Care Instructions

Hand wash only using cold water and pH-neutral wool wash. Avoid animated rubbing and sudden temperature changes. Although this yarn has been rinsed, it may still contain some small traces of natural dye materials. Please don’t be alarmed if a little colour runs off during the first wash.

Some indigo may lightly stain your fingers while knitting with this yarn. Although I rinse skeins thoroughly to try and reduce this as much as possible, a bit of staining (also called crocking in this case because it is caused specifically by abrasion) is part and parcel of natural indigo-dyed products.

Any questions?

Please contact me if you have any questions around this product. I can also take photos of different yarns or colours next to each other if that would be helpful.

Happy crafting! I hope your project is a success and gets lots of use!