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

£21.00£24.00

Fibre: Killen (Bluefaced Leicester & Mohair 80:20%)

Farm: Wester Raddery, Craiglands & South Africa,

Clipping Year: 2019, Weight: 4ply/Sport

Meterage: 270m/100g, Suggested Needles: 2-4mm

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This is my second year of Killen Sock, a yarn I worked on for over 18 months before the first spin.  I am delighted to produce 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.

Killen is intended as a sock yarn but is also suited to beautiful shawls and sweaters! I am delighted that two socks have been designed in this special yarn.  The Munlochy Socks by Clare Devine and the Cockle Socks by Katie Green.

Clipping year: 2019 | Weight: 4ply/Fingering/Sport | Rec. Needles: 2-4mm

Natural Cream undyed

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Feather

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Deep Pearl

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Culloden

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Faded Rose

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
320/100g

Flamingo

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Brick

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Caramel

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Turkish Rose

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Spring Green

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Spring Green with Indigo Fleck

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Sea Breeze

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Rockpool

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

Squash

BFL-Mohair Blend 80-20%

Farm:
Wester Raddery, Craigallan & South African Mohair

Metres per 100g:
270/100g

  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.