Handspun yarn - Silk / BFL wool, DK weight, 270 yards - Wine Connoisseur

$32.00 USD

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This handspun yarn is shades of red, purple and brown. It was hand painted in the wool here at Edgewood Garden Studio.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 3.9 oz., spun at an average of 1110 ypp (yards per pound), a DK weight. These 270 yards wrap at approximately 12-15. 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: Silk / BFL Wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 3.9 oz., 111 g
Length: Approx. 270 yards, 247 m
YPP: Approx. 1110
WPI: Approx. 12-15
Ply: 2 ply