From 1st April 2019, 5% 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. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
WELCOME TO OUR YARN ISLAND REBEL BATCH. Pack your suitcase and get ready for a long hot summer with Yarn Island.
A bunch of gorgeous yarn dyers will be taking over the hottest studio in the world for four weeks of sun, sea and citric acid, in their quest for the ultimate summer yarn romance! But it's not just their fellow Islanders they'll have to impress.
To be in with a shot at yarn love and the glorious prizes, our Islanders will have to capture your hearts too as YOU have the final say over who gets dumped, and who goes home with the yarn.
Prepare for pie-throwing, yarn-hopping, and breaches of knit code. After all, all is fair in love and Yarn Island.
Our dyers will be coupled up with yarns in which the Yarn Island studio will be filled with plots and intrigue. These colourways are non-repeatable so grab them whilst you can!
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 luster 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. Thecoloursare glossy on this yarn and thanks to the superwash treatment, machine washable too.
Country of Origin
British wool spun in Peru
75% superwash Bluefaced Leicester & 25% Nylon
Fingering / 4ply weight / Sock yarn
100 grams / 3.5 oz
425 metres / 464 yards
2.25 - 3.5mm
Notes about hand dyed yarn
Yarns are unique and there will be small differences between skeins, even if dyed in the same batch
Hand wash or machine wash in cool water and lie flat to dry