This Ain't A Scene - Lady Persephone Sock - Bluefaced Leicester & Nylon
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. Thecoloursare 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.
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.
FLATTENING THE CURVE
To flatten the curve of COVID-19, the UK is in lockdown. Online shops are allowed to operate but we feel that no yarn is worth leaving the house to post and potentially cause harm to others, so our shop is empty right now. Please support us with gift cards or joining Yarn Cartel instead.
Online orders made up to 24/03/2020 will be posted on our final shipping day on 25/03/2020.
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