Bramble wine, a love letter to my shed people - 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)
Bramble wine and bramble whisky I adore them, this is my love letter to our countryside, traditional flavours, the industrious breed of wonderful folk who make the magic that is homebrew and other people of the sheds, cheesemakers, distillers, creators of marvels who are treasures we surely cannot do without. Join me in enjoying a luxurious fruity tot or a glass full of concentrated Great British autumn in honour of the magical shed & it's wondrous workers. A cold glass of bramble whisky made long with apple juice is a delight, this mixture gently warmed & mulled is Christmas in a glass.
How do you capture that happiness in a yarn? A semi-solid plum base with a burgundy glaze & burgundy speckles is how. This is a deeply rich complex colour that shows multiple shades depending on the light, the same colour speckles give a subtle visual texture without overwhelming the base. This is grown up, decadent and deeply luscious colourway.
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.