Auchen Sport weight – dyed skeins

£26.50

Fibre: Bluefaced Leicester Hogg/Shetland/Cheviot Hogg (40:30:30%)

Farm: The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr’s Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Clipping Year: 2019, Weight: Sport

Meterage: 410m and approx. 110g per skein (approx. 375m/100g),  Suggested Needles: 2.5 -4mm

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Auchen has been woollen spun giving an airy, lofty, lightweight and adaptable yarn. It is two plied (i.e. two singles plied together) and is Sport Weight at approximately 375m/100g. The individual skeins are generous with 410m each and approximately 110g per skein.  Haar, the undyed shade, is a soft, light grey.

The lovely Asahi Shawl, by Kouvive, is designed in two skeins of Auchen in the colour Crossing Borders. The shawl is beautifully big, very wearable and a relaxing knit. The main triangular lace section is a simple rhythmic shell pattern which then moves onto a straight eyelet band before the pretty picot bind off. It is designed to be folded at the border of the triangle and straight sections so that it stays put on your shoulders when wearing it.  The shawl finishes at 126 cm wide by 100cm deep (50.5″ by 40″) and Asahi is available on this Ravelry page

Auchen is also the yarn used throughout the Perspectives collection designs.

As with all Black Isle Yarns the wool is sourced locally and all the fleece has been hand picked and the skirted by myself.  This blog post tells you more about the farms (complete with a map showing their locations), plus where and how the yarn was scoured and spun – Auchen – a wool journey

Auchen has been thoroughly road tested by a wonderful group of reviewers. Their reviews can be found via this blog post and I hope will give a good feel for what this special yarn is like and what it is best suited to – Auchen – the yarn details

In summary, Auchen will give lightweight, slightly drapey, and airy finished items. The handle feels slightly crisp and woolly but it is proving very comfortable for next-to-the-skin wear. Soft and sheepy but gentle and wearable.

Clipping year: 2019 | Weight: Sport | Rec. Needles: 2.5-4mm

Brick

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Heather

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Winter Spice

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Crossing Borders

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Goldeneye

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Harvest Gold

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Indigo 1

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Indigo 2

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Indigo 3

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Indigo 4

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Pearl

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

Seaweed

BFL/Shetland/Cheviot

Farm:
The Arr/Inverhouse, St Finbarr's Meadows, Craiglands/Muirton, Coulmore, Culgowrie

Metres per 100g:
approx 410m/skein- approx 375m/100g

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!
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.

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.

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.