The accidental Unicorn - 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.
Scotland’s national animal, occasionally spotted in the quiet places & international reigning champion of ‘mythical’ creatures - The Unicorn. We never intended to have a Unicorn colourway in pink but clearly it intended to be made, so we listened. This cotton candy pink base is glazed in twist in both directions with a light sky blue to give a beautiful pattern similar to speckling patches on the outside strands with the inside left untouched.
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. We like it so much we have 2 weights (this fingering weight and DK).
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.