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 at Laxtons in Yorkshire, dyed by the Countess and Blazin'Squad in Manchester city centre.
Country of Origin
Falkland wool and British mohair spun in the UK
50% Corriedale & 50% Mohair
100 grams / 3.5 oz
2.25 - 3.5 mm
Notes about hand dyed yarn
Yarns are unique and there will be small differences between skeins, even if dyed in the same batch
When somebody on Instagram referred to the Countess as Yarn Banksy, for her use of political expression and social commentary through yarn colourways, well we had to jump on that for a REBEL BATCH theme!
Colourways are not repeatable so grab as many skeins as you need for your project.
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.
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.
Stay safe & don't let anyone in your dance space! We'll back soon!