Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca 4 ply
Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca 4 plyBFL fleece from Eilean DubhNorth side of Black Isle looking over the Cromarty Firth

Test Only – Bluefaced Leicester Suri Alpaca Blend 4 ply


A beautifully soft, silky and drapey yarn from a blend of 70% Bluefaced Leicester and 30% Suri Alpaca. The blend uses several undyed shades giving a heathery depth to the silver grey colour.  New for 2018 is a natural white version of this lovely yarn – which takes natural dyes beautifully.

Our BFL Suri Blend is particularly suited to drapey shawls and light-weight cardigans.


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Our Bluefaced Leicester comes from two flocks here on the Black Isle – Wester Raddery and Craigallan are each just a handful of miles from our base in Fortrose. These two flocks of majestic-looking Bluefaced Leicesters produce typically fine, silky and lustrous fleeces. The Suri Alpaca used in this blend is sourced from a small flock in the north of England.

This special luxury yarn was beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders.

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: 4 ply/Fingering | Rec. Needles: 3-4.5mm

Heathered Silver

BFL & Suri Alpaca (70:30%)

Eilean Dubh/Northern England

Metres per 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.