Hat full of sky - BFL/Silk/Cashmere
Fibre: 70% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool / 20% Silk / 10% Cashmere
Weight: Double Knit/ Light worsted/ 8 ply/ 11 wpi (Worsted 4 ply construction) - Springy twist
Meterage: 230m or 251 yards per 115g/ 4 oz skein
Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the gauge for your project.
For jumpers: 3.25mm - 4.0mm
For shawls: 4.5mm - 5mm (creates a looser fabric with more drape)
This is a lot of blue! A tonal sky blue base with Carribean, Peacock and Navy blue speckling like a changing spring sky or the sea under the sun. With the lustre from the BFL and silk you get a wonderful colourway under different lights, looking like an almost moving current.
This perfectly encapsulates the line:
'It's still magic, even if you know how it's done' - Hat full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
This base is my idea of perfection, the incredible lustre and drape of BFL & Silk with the subtle halo & incredible softness of cashmere. There's also magic here, to prevent any listlessness from too much drape the springy twist gives this yarn a bounce & life that makes the most glorious garments - shining lustre, wonderful stitch definition, perfect drape to flatter the body & enough liveliness to have a structured and well wearing garment. This is something very special & will set any yarn lover’s heart fluttering.
Recommended care: Due to the silk and cashmere content we recommend hand washing to prevent felting, shrinkage and to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.
While we do our best to keep our colours consistent each hand dyed yarn is one of a kind so we advise alternating skeins in a multi-skein project. See FAQs for more information.