Hand Dyed Yarn "In the Gloaming" Tan Grey Blush Purple Brown Gold Bluefaced Leicester BFL Silk Fingering Sock Superwash 425yds 115g

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BLUEBELLA 80/20: Approximately 115g/425 yards 80/20 superwash Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) wool and silk. This is fingering/sock weight yarn, three plies. It is a slightly more golden colour to start which affects lighter colourways.

These were kettle-dyed a tonal blush/ecru base then glazed with a wash of light brown then light grey. Finally, they were speckled with golden brown and purple. The purple dye broke a bit so there are violet and hot pink specks here and there. Note that these hanks are variegated and each is different though they share the same colours - please alternate if using more than one.

This BFL is not "smooshy" like Merino. It is a bit rustic, hard-wearing, tends not to pill and softens greatly over time, which makes it ideal for socks (though I like it for just about anything). Blended with silk, it's dense, shiny, crisp and absolutely lovely! Try a lace project with it and you'll be thrilled with the results.

While this is superwash treated, please hand wash and dry flat to maintain optimum colour and texture - it may felt/full otherwise.