Thickness - 4ply / Fingering weight, suitable for socks
Weight - 100 grams / 3.5oz
Length - 425 metres / 464 yards
Needle size - 2.25mm - 4mm
Washing guidance - machine washable at low temperatures but hand washing advised to preserve vibrancy of the dye
Hand-dyed yarns are unique and each skein can have subtle differences. If using more than one skein, alternate skeins every few rows to blend the colours.
The Countess hates to describe her products as a workhouse yarn but the reality is, this yarn is so universal in purposes, that it actually is.
The long staple length of the smooth lustre Bluefaced Leicester wool (a British breed of sheep who look like they have tonnes of personality) combined with a touch of nylon, make this a soft yet incredibly durable yarn.
We hate to describe it as multi-purpose because that doesn't sound particularly glamorous but if you were stashing yarn with wild abandon, you cannot go wrong with this base. It is perfect for socks, shawls and sweaters alike so once you finally figure out what your yarn will evolve into, it's just going to work out.
It's not quite as soft as merino but it will barely pill at all. Say goodbye to shaving your knitwear with this fabulous yarn base. The colours are glossy on this yarn and thanks to the superwash treatment, machine washable too.
KIVA - From 1st April 2019, a percentage of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations. Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Arts based loans will be our major interest.
Accredited Living Wage Employer
In the period January 2018 to June 2020,we have directly raised and facilitated raising £76,000 for charitiesincluding MIND, Citizens Advice Bureau, Women's Aid, Winston's Wish, amongst others.
We shall continue to post all orders until December 22nd however if you'd like your order to more-than-likely arrive by Christmas, these are the dates that we need you to order by:
Australia & New Zealand - 4th December
Asia - 9th December
Canada- 10th December
Greece & Eastern Europe - 11th December
USA, Scandinavia, Italy - 12th December
Rest of Europe - 16th December
Ireland, France - 18th December
UK- 21st December
Orders are tracked. Once your order has left the studio, you'll be emailed a tracking number. Unfortunately we do not have any other information of the whereabouts of your order than what the tracking number tells us.
Countess Ablaze shall close for the festive period from December 23rd to January 12th to allow us time for a good rest and so that we are prepared for the end-of-Brexit transiston arrangements.