Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca 4 ply
Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca 4 plyBFL fleece from Eilean DubhNorth side of Black Isle looking over the Cromarty Firth

Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca Blend 4 ply


A beautifully soft, silky and drapey yarn from a blend of 70% Bluefaced Leicester and 30% Suri Alpaca. The blend uses several undyed shades giving a heathery depth to the silver grey colour.

Two skeins are required to knit the 4ply/Fingering weight version of the lovely Project Peace Shawl.


Sold in 100g Skeins

4 in stock


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.

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: 4 ply/Fingering | Rec. Needles: 3-4.5mm

Heathered Silver

BFL & Suri Alpaca (70:30%)

Eilean Dubh/Northern England

Metres per 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.