Handspun Silk / BFL wool yarn, Fingering weight, 470 yards - Honeycomb

$47.00 USD

This handspun, hand painted yarn is shades of yellow, orange and tan.

This listing is for one two-ply skein, weighing 3.8 ounces., spun at an average of 1980 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering weight. These 470 yards wrap at about 19-22. This is been dyed in the wool here at Edgewood Garden Studio.

BFL is a “multipurpose” sheep breed dating back from the early 1900’s which produce “litters” of three or four lambs with long loins. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Fortunately, they also have a beautiful soft, long wool that is especially easy to spin, so they are raised to maturity for their lustrous fleeces. The addition of 25% silk adds extra luxury to this wool.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: 25% tussah silk / 75% Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) wool
Weight: 3.8 oz, 106 g
Length: Approx. 470 yards, 430 m
YPP: Approx. 1980
WPI: Approx. 19-22
Ply: 2 ply