Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester - pure wool (Millhouse Blue) 'Big Wool'

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Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester - pure wool (Millhouse Blue) 'Big Wool'

11.99

British Rare Breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester - pure 100%  wool.   Luxurious, 3 strands (rounded) with an incredibly soft handle - perfect stitch definition

This deep, rich, navy colour gives meaning to the word lustre!  Named after our first Wensleydale sheep at Home Farm - bought from the Millhouse flock of prize winning Wensleydale sheep.  

 

Produced from our flock of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep, here on our historic ridge and furrow farm in the Cotswolds.  
After shearing our fleece is personally driven to Yorkshire where it is washed, combed and worsted spun.  A natural British product and a wonderfully lustrous yarn for your special project.

Driven by a true love for wool and its vast history, we are delighted to offer this high end textile that is highly sought after by crafts people across the world.  In spite of a growing demand for this 100% pure worsted yarn, the ‘home-grown’ ethos of Home Farm will remain at its core, so you can be sure every ball of wool is crafted with love from Home Farm Wensleydales.

Colour:             Natural

Yarn Weight:   Heavy worsted

Ball Weight:     100g 

Yarn Length:    86 metres/96 yards

Tension:            10cm sq:

6mm needles    14 sts x 18 rows

7mm needles    12 sts x 16 rows

8mm needles    11 sts x 15 rows

9mm needles     10 sts x 14 rows

Washing Care:   Pure wool - hand wash and dry flat OR
wash on the woollen setting on your modern washing machine
preferably at 20C and spin at 800rpm

 

...........         This yarn is a revelation and I cannot stop petting it.

I'm knitting a swatch on 6mm needles and am thrilled with how it's turning out. I am not usually a lover of soft wools because I feel they tend to lack personality. Also in my experience the really soft wools seem to pill and look ratty really quickly because they don't usually possess the qualities that make a yarn hardwearing - high twist, a little bit of grit and prickle... But your buttery soft Big Wool yarn is an exception! It's got presence and woolliness yet feels silky and smooth to the touch and it looks to me as though it will wear well in my road testing.

There's less of a difference here between the airy plump yarn ball and fat bouncy stitches worked in this yarn; the hand-squish-grab really gives an instant impression of the soft and silky nature of the yarn. 

Felicity Ford (Wovember)

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