ISLINGTON fingering – Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester / Silk …’Icicle’

£21.00

100 grams = 400 m • 437 yds
Colourway: ‘Icicle’ – an icy, neutral white/silver

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[Jumper and lace swatch shown is my Waterlily  by Meghan Fernandes in Vestige, which is very similar to Icicle]

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 45% silk adds a sophisticated sheen and drape with crispness and uniformity for stunning lace knitting. With a generous 437 yds per skien, there is enough in one skein for a precious shawl or smaller accessory.

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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.


*We 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.

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