Killen Sock natural cream
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Killen Sock – BFL-Mohair Blend 4ply, all natural sock yarn

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Killen Sock is designed as a strong but soft yarn especially suited to knitting socks and is a blend of 80% Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and 20% Mohair.  BFL is a naturally strong and lustrous wool while mohair is often referred to as nature’s nylon and the combination of the two gives natural strength to Killen. This beautiful yarn is suited to a wide range of projects, as well as socks, and is a 4ply/fingering weight at 320m/100g.

You can buy a paper copy (with Ravelry download code) of Clare Devine’s (Knit Share Love) fabulous Munclochy sock pattern, designed in Killen Sock, here.

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Killen Sock is a yarn I have worked on for over 18 months and I am delighted to be able to introduce this all natural sock yarn.  The Bluefaced Leicester comes from two local flocks, Craigallan and Wester Raddery (both are within a handful of miles of my home on the Black Isle) and, after a lot of trying other options, the mohair comes from South Africa.

You can read more about the journey to producing this special yarn here – as well as explaining the background and testing that went into making Killen Sock (and the hunt for mohair) I talk a little about why I really wanted to develop this all-natural sock yarn.

Killen Sock is spun by The Border Mill.

I was absolutely delighted when Clare Devine (Knit Share Love) agreed to design a pair of socks in Killen for me.  Clare is a very talented sock designer and is quite a champion of all natural socks.  There’s some great information on her website: here and here. Clare’s Munlochy Socks are absolutely stunning – you can read more about them here.  You can buy a paper copy of the pattern (with Ravelry download code) here.

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

Natural Cream undyed

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Candyfloss naturally dyed with cochineal

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Deep Indigo teal naturally dyed with indigo & bramble leaves

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Deep Indigo naturally dyed with indigo

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Faded Rose naturally dyed with avocado

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Autumn Gold naturally dyed with onion skins & quebracho red

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Lilac naturally dyed with logwood & iron

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Pearl naturally dyed with gallnut

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Sage I naturally dyed with avocado & iron

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Sage II naturally dyed with avocado & iron

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

  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.