Countess Ablaze

Fur-Removing Broom - Countess of Exmoor - Exmoor Blueface, Corriedale, Zwarbles, Nylon

Hand-dyed variegated golden yellow, orange and a touch of brown yarn. A bit more golden yellow than the photo suggests.

We never thought we could love a sock yarn as much as Lady Persephone Sock but it turns out that we do! When the fine folks at John Arbon Textiles got in touch with us at the end of 2019 with their new Exmoor Sock, they wrote that "this yarn would look amazing dyed in your style." Well, they weren't wrong!

Life got in the way (it's 2020, it's been a year) and we decided that we needed a pick-me-up and that this was it. The dye just GLOWS on this base.

Exmoor Blueface is a crossbreed of Exmoor Horn and Bluefaced Leicester sheep and can be found munching their way through grass in Devon, UK. It's bouncy and strong as you'd expect from a long-stapled fibre.

Corriedale is a sheep breed from the Falklands and Zwarbles is naturally dark wool from a Dutch breed of sheep that was imported to the UK in the 1990s. Nylon is added for a touch more strength.

John Arbon Textiles designed this yarn with sock knitting in mind but is just as versatile for other projects. I'm longing for a shawl. We also sell this yarn mill-dyed in 50-gram skeins, perfect for combining colours together.