Bluefaced Leicester 4ply – Skeins and Fyrish Sets

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Fibre: Bluefaced Leicester

Farm: Wester Raddery and Craiglands, Clipping Year: 2019, Weight: 4ply

Meterage: White-320m/100g, Rose Grey-275m/100g and Fudge-320m/100g

Suggested Needles: 3-4.5mm

Fyrish Shawl Sets = 390m MC and 97m CC1 & CC1

Skeins = Spring Green – 115g/370m, Natural Fudge – 120g/385m and Haar – 105g/400m

 

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The Bluefaced Leicester comes from two flocks here on the Black Isle – Wester Raddery and Craiglands are each just a handful of miles from my home in Fortrose. These two flocks of majestic-looking Bluefaced Leicesters produce typically fine, silky and lustrous fleeces. The yarn has been expertly semi-worsted spun by The Border Mill and knits as a very soft, slightly plump and drapey fabric.

The Fyrish Shawl Sets knit into the striking Fyrish Shawl designed by Emily Williams. You will also need a copy of the pattern  – available here.

I love my St Catherine’s cardigan (design by Kate Davies – here) and have worn it a lot since my mum finished knitting the sample earlier this year.  In theory it should be kept as a sample for shows but I enjoy wearing it too much to do that – it is wearing very well. I have made the few remaining skeins of the 2019 batch larger than 100g so that they are ideal for knitting your own garment.  My St Catherine’s is size 2 and used just under 300g.  I think a striped St Catherine’s, such as this one, would be especially striking.

Clipping year: 2019 | Weight: White 320m/100g, Rose Grey 375m/100g, Fudge 320m/100g | Rec. Needles: 3-4.5

Spring Green

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
320m (skeins=115g,370m)/100g

Natural Fudge

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
320m (skeins=120g,385m)/100g

Haar

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
375m (skeins=105g,400m)/100g

Pink Fyrish

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
320-375m (390m MC and 97m CC1 & CC1)/100g

Lime Fyrish

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
320-375m (390m MC and 97m CC1 & CC1)/100g

Fudge-Indigo Fyrish

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
320-375m (390m MC and 97m CC1 & CC1)/100g

Rose Grey-Indigo Fyrish

Bluefaced Leicester

Farm:
Wester Raddery & Craiglands

Metres per 100g:
320-375m (390m MC and 97m CC1 & CC1)/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.