Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester
Bluefaced Leicester

Bluefaced Leicester

$18.00
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Worsted weight

Blue Faced Leicester hails from Leicestershire in the English Midlands and is so named because the sheep's face appears to have a blue tint due to the dark skin underneath the short white hair. Spun from 100% BFL wool, and put up with a "shetland twist," it is a superior hand-knitting yarn because of its soft and lustrous qualities. The resulting yarn yields hard-wearing garments, like sweaters and other outerwear. However, the wool is not just strong, it is soft. And because the wool of the Blue Faced Leicester is curled–rather than crimped–the resulting fiber has excellent drape.

100% BFL Wool

3.5 oz/100 g = 202 yds/185 m

Knitting Gauge: 18-20 sts & 24-27 rows = 4" with US Size 6-7(4mm-4.5mm) needles

Crochet Gauge:  14 sc & 19 rows = 4" with US Size G6-7 (4mm-4.5mm) hook

Hand wash cold water. Lay flat to dry.