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Discontinued Yarn Bases

These yarn bases have been part of the line up previously and have been discontinued. Some may reappear again in the future but Countess Ablaze is heading more towards focusing on British breed yarn.

Name of Base Fibre composition Country of origin Yarn weight Length Weight Superwash? Suitable for socks?
Sir of Silk 70% Baby Alpaca & 30% Mulberry Silk Peruvian alpaca spun in Italy Laceweight / 2ply 800 metres / 864 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No
The Exotic Traveller Lace
50% Baby Camel & 50% Mulberry Silk
Mongolian camel spun in Peru
Laceweight / 2ply
800 metres / 864 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No No
Lord  Tussah Kitchener Silk 50% Bluefaced Leicester / 50% Tussah Silk British wool spun in the UK Laceweight / 2ply 700 metres / 765 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes No
Madame Mulberry 75% Merino & 25% Mulberry Silk Australian merino spun in Italy Laceweight / 2ply 800 metres / 864 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes No
Duchess of Lace 100% Bluefaced Leicester British wool spun in Italy Laceweight / 2ply 800 metres / 864 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No Yes
Countess of Mohair
55% Merino, 25% Nylon & 20% Kid Mohair
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
Light fingering / 3ply
500 metres / 545 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes

Lady Katherine Sock Yarn

75% Wool & 25% Nylon
Mixed breed wool spun in Italy Sock yarn / 4ply 400 metres / 464 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes

Count Cashmerino Sock

80% Merino, 10% Nylon &
10% Cashmere
Australian merino spun in Italy Sock yarn / 4ply 352 metres / 385 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes
Count Cashmerino High Twist 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere & 10% Nylon South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru Sock yarn / 4ply 365 metres / 400 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes
Lord Kitchener 4ply
55% Bluefaced Leicester / 45% Mulberry Silk
British wool spun in Peru
Sock yarn / 4ply
400 metres / 437 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Viscount of Spark
75% Merino/20% Nylon & 5% Stellina
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
Sock yarn / 4ply
400 metres / 437 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes
Viscount of Spark Sock Blank (single stranded)
75% Merino/20% Nylon & 5% Stellina
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
Sock yarn / 4ply
400 metres / 437 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes

Ancient Scrolls

(single stranded)

75% Merino/25% Nylon
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
Sock yarn / 4ply
400 metres / 437 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes
Sovereign
70% Grey Alpaca, 20% Mulberry Silk & 10% Cashmere
South American Alpaca spun in Peru
Fingering / 4ply
400 metres / 464 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No
Lord of Silk 4ply 75% Merino & 25% Mulberry Silk Australian merino spun in Italy Fingering / 4ply 400 metres / 464 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes No
Dr Donegal 4ply
85% Merino & 15% Viscose Nepps
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
Fingering / 4ply
400 metres / 464 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Miss Alpaca Junior
100% Baby Alpaca 
Peruvian alpaca spun in Italy
Fingering / 4ply
400 metres / 464 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No No
The Soft Baroness
100% Merino
Australian merino spun in Italy
Fingering / 4ply
400 metres / 464 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Lady P High Twist
80% Bluefaced Leciester & 20% Nylon
British wool spun in Peru
Fingering / 4ply
365 metres / 400 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes
The Philosopher
 67% Mulberry Silk, 23% Mohair & 10% Nylon
Swiss silk spun in Switzerland
Fingering / 4ply
350 metres / 383 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No No
The Sporty Bluefaced Baron
 100% Bluefaced Leicester
British wool spun in Peru
Sportsweight / 5ply
262 metres / 286 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes
Dame Gracie DK
70% Alpaca & 30% Wool
Wool from the Falklands & spun in the UK
DK weight / 8ply
240 metres / 262 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No No
The Bluefaced Baron DK 100% Bluefaced Leicester British wool spun in Italy
DK weight / 8ply
225 metres / 246 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes
Lord Kitchener DK
55% Bluefaced Leicester / 45% Mulberry Silk
British wool spun in Peru
DK weight / 8ply
212 metres / 231yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Lord Longwool DK
100% Wensleydale
British wool spun in the UK
DK weight / 8ply
225 metres / 246 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No Yes
Madame Smoosh DK
100% Merino
Australian merino spun in Italy
DK weight / 8ply
225 metres / 246 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Madame Smoosh Singles
100% Merino (single ply)
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
DK weight / 8ply
240 metres / 262 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Grand Merino DK 100% extra fine Merino South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru DK weight / 8ply 225 metres / 246 yards 115 grams / 4 oz Yes No
Dr Donegal DK
85% Merino & 15% Viscose Nepps
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
DK weight / 8ply
210 metres / 230 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Count Cashmerino Worsted 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere & 10% Nylon South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru Worsted / 10ply 210 metres / 230 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes

The Single Aristocrat Aran

75% Wool, 15% Mohair & 10% Silk
British wool spun in the UK
 Aran / 10ply
144 metres / 158 metres
100 grams / 3.5 oz
No No
The Bluefaced Baron Aran 100% Bluefaced Leicester British wool spun in Peru Aran / 10ply 165 metres / 180 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes

The Fat Countess

100% Merino
South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru
Bulky / 12 ply
100 metres / 110 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes No
Pencil Roving Fibres vary Spun in the UK Superchunky 130 metres / 142 yards 200 grams / 7 oz Some are No