Life in the Long Grass Hinterland
75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Gotland
Length: 350mWeight: 100g
This non-superwash rustic yarn is composed of a pure wool blend of 75% Bluefaced Leicester and 25% Gotland wool sourced from small UK sheep farmers. This gorgeous, lustrous yarn with a slight halo is dyed in a range of LITLG custom tonal colours.
Life in the Long Grass Hinterland is a non-superwash, rustic base composed of a pure wool blend of 75% Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and 25% Gotland wool sourced from small UK sheep farmers. LitLG has designed a stunning collection of rich, tonal colourways especially for this gorgeous non-superwash sock / 4ply / fingering pure wool yarn, or there are natural undyed skeins available in a beautiful heathery light grey.
BFL is a lovely springy fibre which is soft with a great tensile strength. Due to the fibre structure BFL takes dye beautifully, is stronger and is less prone to felting. Bluefaced Leicester wool has all of the natural qualities that you want in a sock yarn - strength, springiness, durability, and softness - making it a wonderful choice for pure wool socks which are comfortable, hard wearing and retain their shape well due to the superior elasticity of the fibre.
Gotland sheep originated in Sweden and their wool is a long silky fibre that when spun and dyed produces a yarn with a lustrous shine (reminiscent of mohair), good drape and a little bit of a halo. Like many primitive sheep breeds, Gotlands have unique adaptations to the land they live in, and for Gotland sheep that means being able to drink seawater, and eat shrubs and tough plants as well as grass.
Soft, warm and comfortable to wear against the skin, Hinterland with its combination of these two types of wool is perfect for cozy long-lasting socks and is equally lovely knitted or crocheted into snuggly shawls, garments, blankets and all types of handmade accessories.
- 4ply / fingering weight
- 100g skein
- 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Gotland pure wool
- 350m / 382yd per 100g skein
- Needle size: 3-4mm
- Gentle handwashing is recommended.
- Mulesing free.
Hand dyed in Ireland.
The team at Life in the Long Grass has created a special palette for this base as it has a natural gray colour before dyeing. They take great care in handling and dyeing this base, like all non-superwash bases time is important in the process.
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