BFL Suri Project Peace cowl
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BFL Suri Alpaca Blend 4 ply – Perfect for Project Peace 2018

£21.00£24.00

A beautifully soft, silky and drapey yarn from a blend of 70% Bluefaced Leicester and 30% Suri Alpaca.  BFL Suri Blend is particularly suited to drapey shawls and light-weight cardigans and is a 4ply/fingering weight at 330m/100g.

Once again I am delighted to be joining in with Project Peace, Christina Campbell’s (aka The Healthy Knitter) annual worldwide Knit Along to promote peaceful mindful knitting during the hectic holiday season.  Christina already has almost 1000 people joining in so far this year – from all around the world…..ready to knit the beautiful Project Peace cowl and ‘spread seeds of peace’ by knitting together.  One or two skeins will knit either version of the cowl.  I will donate 10% of all BFL Suri Blend, sold in December, to Unicef and I will pop a peaceful little ‘something extra’ into each package too.  In addition, Christina is donating all pattern proceeds to charity.

 

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* I haven’t yet finished my version of the cowl (which Christina kindly released early for me so I could test yarn suitability) so I can’t be certain I’ll complete the whole cowl with one skein – it may be a little close, but the pattern is very forgiving and easy to adapt – the final repeat can easily be missed out if yarn looks to be running low.  Or you could choose two skeins to knit the larger version of the cowl.  All the pattern details are available when you buy the pattern and the full knitting instructions are released on 1 December.

Our Bluefaced Leicester comes from two flocks here on the Black Isle – Wester Raddery and Craigallan are each just a handful of miles from our base in Fortrose. These two flocks of majestic-looking Bluefaced Leicesters produce typically fine, silky and lustrous fleeces. The Suri Alpaca used in this blend is sourced from a small flock in the north of England.  The natural silver is a blend of several undyed shades, giving a heathery depth to the silver grey colour.  New for 2018 is a natural white version which takes natural dyes beautifully.

This special luxury yarn was beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders.

Three skeins knit into a stunning Eathie Shawl (by Emily K Williams) ,  two skeins will knit the beautiful 4 ply version of 2017’s Project Peace Ripple Shawl or one skein is perfect for a drapey Lode Shawl (by Clare Devine). You can find paper copies of the Lode Shawl here and the Eathie Shawl here (both with Ravelry download codes).

Clipping year: 2018 | Weight: 4ply/Fingering | Rec. Needles: 3-4.5mm

Sea Breeze

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Natural Silver undyed

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Natural Cream undyed

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Autumn Gold naturall dyed with onion skins & quebracho red

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Candyfloss naturally dyed with cochineal

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Denim naturally dyed with indigo

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Faded Rose naturally dyed with avocado

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Lilac naturally dyed with logwood and iron

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Rockpool naturally dyed with indigo & bramble leaves

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

Pearl naturally dyed with gallnut

BFL-Suri Alpaca 70-30%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & Northern England

Metres per 100g:
330/100g

  1. Black Isle Yarns are gently and minimally processed by The Border Mill from real animals who enjoy an outdoor life (in beautiful surroundings, lucky beasts!) – consequently you may find the odd bit of vegetation in your yarn, these are easy to remove as you knit and, if you’re lucky enough to find some, I hope will remind you of the special animals who have grown your yarn!
  2. I do my best to show the yarn colours as accurately as possible but please be aware that colours do vary from monitor to monitor.
  3. Your yarn should be gently hand washed in cool water using pH neutral wool wash such as Eucalan or Soak. This may seem time consuming at first but should soon become an enjoyable part of working with a gently treated natural product.
  4. All my dyed colours have been thoroughly washed and rinsed however there may be a slight release of residual colour on washing – this shouldn’t change the overall yarn colour or alter other colours.