Nana's Garden Collection - BFL/Silk
Fibre: 55% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 45% Silk (Decadence)
Weight: Sock/ Fingering/ Baby/ 4 ply/ 14 wpi ( 4ply construction, not high twist)
Meterage: 400m / 438 yards per 100g/ 3.5 oz skein
Recommended needle size: 2 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.
For jumpers: 2.75 - 3.5mm
For shawls: 3.75 - 4mm (creates a looser fabric with more drape)
Recommended care: Can be machine washed cool on a wool/handwash cycle. We recommend hand washing to preserve the best of the yarn and colour. Do not bleach. Do not wring out. Do not tumble dry.
This collection is in mermoriam, to honour my Nana. As she was an incredibly gifted knitter and a skilled gardener it seemed only right for me to combine the two into something I hope she would have loved and that I hope you love too.
So here we have it - florals, Black Stag style! I cannot improve on the beauty of mother nature and she has provided the perfect specimens in the garden for bright yet delicate colours. These colours are love, happiness and nice memories and those last forever.
It also seemed right to use my favourite base in the world, BFL and Silk, it has softness, strength, warmth, lustre, drape and a magic ability to know when you want your stitches defined or flowing together. It is a joy to work with and wear. it is my perfect yarn.
The Decadence base is our favourite base for light jumpers, shawls and garments that benefit from absolutely incredible softness, drape and lustre- It’s called Decadence for a reason. When the light hits it the colours look jewel like and catch the eye, the drape makes this conform beautifully and the softness, well, we talk a lot about ‘touchability’ here but this is a pleasure to work with, to wear and it’s almost impossible not to stroke. This is luxury that will last.
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.