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.
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.