Swim? You're Arran a laugh - BFL/Silk
Fibre: 55% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 45% Silk (Decadence)
Weight: Double Knitting / light worsted/ 8 ply / 11 wpi (4 ply construction)
Meterage: 212m or 232 yards per 100g/ 3.5 oz skein
Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.
For jumpers: 3.25mm - 4.0mm
For shawls: 4.5mm - 5mm (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 is Scotland, only the bravest will swim in the Firth of Clyde between our coast and the Isle of Arran but we can all appreciate the incredible colours that the deepest coastal waters in the British Isles show us daily (from the safety of the beach in a big warm coat, thank you very much). Ever changing, forever beautiful. This tonal teal-blue mix is a Black Stag original and is shown off to perfection on this base.
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.