Handspun yarn - Silk / BFL wool, Fine Sport weight, 360 yards - Apple Basket

$41.00 USD

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This yarn is shades of green, red and yellow.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 3.8 oz., spun at an average of 1515 ypp (yards per pound), a fine sport weight. These 360 yards wrap at approximately 15-18. The fiber is sourced from Ashland Bay and hand dyed in the wool here at Edgewood Garden Studio. Like most handspun, it is somewhat thick and thin.

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. This yarn is a combination of that wonderful fleece with 25% tussah silk for added luxury and softness.

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% silk / 75% BFL wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 3.8 oz., 107 g
Length: Approx. 360 yards, 329 m
YPP: Approx. 1515
WPI: Approx. 15-18
Ply: 2 ply