Cabin Boy Knits creates naturally dyed yarns with a vision to bridge together the farmer, the spinner, the weaver, the knitter, the arty and the curious, while nurturing friendships along the way. They are committed to a choice of best practices for a sustainable environment and responsible production from beginning to end product: by first sourcing fibres locally, nationally and sometimes globally from sheep-friendly farms & eco-friendly mills, by foraging dye plants and botanicals in the backyard woods or gardens, perhaps at farmers markets and also organic natural dye matter from afar, by using at times rainwater and snow and natural sunlight, recycled materials and tools, all with the goal of a limited footprint on the world.
Bluefaced Leicester or BFL is a longwool breed of sheep originating from the County of Northumberland, England in the early 1900's. The breed was exported to Canada in the 1970's. It's the finest U.K. wool available and one of the longest staples. It's average staple length is about 6 inches with a count of 24-28 microns, great for worsted-spun yarn. The long curly locks have a fine, shiny sheen and unique characteristics of silky softness. Its fibre is very hard wearing and low pilling. BFL is a wonderful wool to create any garment.
Content: 100% BFL
Length: 245 yards (100 grams)
Care: hand wash, dry flat
Gauge: 22 sts = 4 inches
Recommended needle size: US 3 - 5
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