Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) wool has a longer staple length but less crimp than merino wool. This translates into a yarn that is stronger, more durable, and more resistant to felting and pilling than merino, but with a bit less elasticity. Combined with nylon, this yarn is amazingly strong, perfect for socks or projects that may get heavy wear. Superwash treatment allows for easy care. BFL has an innate sheen, and bare fibres are a pale buttery yellow which lend a slightly warmer undertone to colorways.
- 75% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester, 25% Nylon
- 4ply yarn
- 464 yds (424 meters), 100g skeins
- Recommended gauge: about 7 to 9 stitches per inch.