BASKERVILLE DARK – Leaden

£24.00

WITH EVEN MORE BRITISH GOTLAND!

New Gotland-rich Baskerville inverts dark British Gotland and light, fluffy Exmoor Blueface of the original blend, creating a darker, denser version of Baskerville with the same subtle silk glimmer. Slightly more rustic and less lofty than the original Baskerville this blend plays up Gotland’s unique velvet handle.  

Baskerville –  Gotland /Exmoor Blueface / Silk
fingering weight yarn
100g = 437 yards (400 meters)
Colourway: ‘Leaden’ – deep charcoal

[Shown in Bovey by Courtney Spainhower, a cardigan from last year’s Baskerville – dawn to dusk book with Dawn. Also shown is Natsumi by Yoko Hatta in Baskerville DARK, Nebulous]

Hailing from the mysterious West Country moors Baskerville is lovingly spun in small batches exclusively for Kettle Yarn Co. This new British blend is like no other, melding the lustrous, velvety crimp of fine British Gotland and the frothy loft of Exmoor Blueface. With a hint of luminous silk adding a gentle shimmer, this unique blend is a subtly modern take on traditional rustic yarns.

A gentle 2-ply yarn, Baskerville is spun worsted, twisted lightly, to create the airy thick-and-thin character of traditional handspun with combed fibres for strength and softness. This unique blend blooms fully on blocking with separate stitches hugging together to create a light warm fabric with subtle drape that wears beautifully.

A truly exceptional heirloom quality yarn, it is simple to keep your Baskerville items looking new for many years to come as any tiny pills can easily be removed without damage to other fibres.

Reviewed in Knitter’s Review:
‘The fibers have been combed for smoothness and cohesion, but the yarn still had a pleasant degree of stickiness and “grab” to it. The two plies stayed together, never snagging or untwisting. I moved from a scrumptious garter-stitch to a perky three-dimensional feather and fan before settling on smooth stockinette. Each stitch was a pleasure.’ Clara Parkes, Knitter's Review
See more of what Clara says about Baskerville…

The jumper shown is my Natsumi from Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People  7.

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