Our Bluefaced Leicester comes from ‘Eilean Dubh’ a small flock of pedigree Bluefaced Leicester sheep kept and shown by John and Sheena’s children (one of whom is a school-mate of my eldest). They are based near Culbokie on the north side of the Black Isle (Eilean Dubh being the Gaelic for Black Isle). Their beautiful flock 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.
Two skeins are required to knit the 4ply/Fingering weight version of the lovely Project Peace Shawl.
This special luxury yarn was beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders.