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Blue-Faced Leicester

Blue-Faced Leicester

It is hard to improve on perfection, but worsted spinning Blue-Faced Leicester fibre must come close!

These elegant sheep are deservedly among the most popular of all British breeds due to their fine, soft, semi-lustrous fleece.

Despite BFL’s softness, the fibre is also hard wearing and holds its block wonderfully, making it equally ideal for both more durable items and lace garments. Due to the scarcity of the best quality wool, this smooth and creamy yarn is available in Lace weight only, to make it go further. When we can source sufficient we may be able to add limited editions in other weights.

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  • Atoll Hat

    This perfectly plush hat is knitted in the round from brim to crown using laceweight yarn held double to create a marled effect. Designed to have plenty of stretch, we recommend lots of negative ease if you like a snug fit. Wear it with the brim folded up, or slouchy with the brim down. The pom pom is optional, but strongly recommended!

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Circumference: 36.5 (40.5) cm /14.5 (16) inches
    Length including fold-back brim: 26.5 cm / 10.5 inches

    Designed to be worn with 6 inches of negative ease

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