Country of origin - British mohair & Falkland wool spun in the UK
Fibre - 50% Corriedale & 50% Mohair
Thickness - 4ply / Fingering weight
Weight - 100 grams / 3.5oz
Length - 395 metres / 431 yards
Needle size - 2.25mm - 4mm
Washing guidance- hand wash at low temperatures unless you wish to felt
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.
So you're in the market for sock yarn (this is me, I literally mean for sock knitting), that isn't superwash treated, doesn't contain nylon and gives you a high when you give it a good sniff. Introducing our new sock yarn Auntie Plastique ;)
Mohair is your nylon substitute here as it's tough as fuck due to a very long staple length. Grown, processed and spun by the fab folk atLaxtonsin Yorkshire, dyed by the Countess and Blazin'Squad in Manchester city centre.
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.