I’ve been looking for a DK wool for the shop for a while. Something with loft and bounce that’s going to make cosy sweaters and warm hats. Obviously it had to be British. It had to be something that you’d be delighted to have next to your skin. It had to wear well. De-bobbling sweaters is no fun.
I’ve found a gorgeous 100% Blue Faced Leicester yarn that’s absolutely perfect. Make from 100% British wool that’s been processed and spun in Yorkshire this is the sweater yarn of my dreams. I love BFL. It’s got many of the qualities that make merino so popular but I feel it wears better.
I’ve chosen to go with a yarn that hasn’t been superwash treated. Superwash yarns have their place especially if you’re making things for children. However there’s an environmental impact to the treatment, so I’ll always try to avoid it if practical. A sweater knitter in hand dyed yarn is something to be treasured, and hand washing will keep it looking good for as long as possible.
I’ve chosen to dye softer colours for this range. I love a pop of screaming colour, but I know the sweaters I reach for most tend to be slightly more muted. The more subtle colours also make a lovely backdrop for shawl if you want to layer up your wool.
You’ll find the new yarns in the shop now – what will you make?