ISLINGTON DK – SW Bluefaced Leicester / Silk …Red Velvet


100 grams = 212 m • 232 yds
Colourway: Red Velvet – cherry red.

Please note that the colour settings on your monitor may not display hues accurately and that as a hand-dyed product the colour intensity can very from skein to skein. Please email me directly before purchasing if you have any colour concerns. Thanks!

[Reds from top – Ramble Hawthorn, Beyul Rhubarb, Islington Red Velvet, Beyul Monk’s Robe and Islington Persimmon.]

Jumper shown is Clare Mountain’s Nutkin sweater in colourway Squirrelly from Issue 5 of Laine Magazine, also available in shop.
Yarn quantities are  XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) ⠀
Bust circumference: 36 (38, 39.75, 42.5, 44.5, 45.75) inches / 90 (94.5, 99.5, 106, 111, 114.5) cm. ⠀
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Islington DK.⠀

[Garments shown – Takumi cardigan, Enso jumper. ]

Well-bred but streetwise, this lightweight blend yarn is versatile and strong while maintaining buttery softness – a sophisticated choice for everyday items, luxurious next-to-skin wear and precious accessories.

As soft as merino, *100% British superwash Bluefaced Leicester tempers the silk’s slipperiness while adding strength and elasticity. The high percentage of BFL also makes items hardwearing, very low pilling and long lasting. The addition of  silk adds a sophisticated sheen and drape with crispness and uniformity for stunning lace knitting. Islington DK is a cabled four-ply yarn – an incredibly strong, durable, abrasion-resistant yarn.

This yarn is superwash, however to preserve the life and beauty of your knitted item handwashing or machine soaking/spinning in lukewarm water and drying flat is strongly recommended. Over time agitation will cause wear on all spun fibres.

*I only use supersorted 100% British Bluefaced Leicester which means that the fibre is picked through at twice the rate that normal wools are handled and then examined again before being combed and sent for processing at the spinning mill. This ensures that only the softest BFL is used for our blends, delicate enough for the most sensitive skins.

Some of the intense colours colours, particularly the pinks/reds/yellows, are more prone to bleeding. Like all hand-dyers, I strongly recommend pre-washing bright colours if you are doing colourwork or striping to avoid disappointment in your finished garment. Read more…

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