Juniper Moon Farm
Medium weight yarn
Medium

Bluefaced Leicester

100% Wool
Available as 100 gram x 202 yard skeins
Suggested Hook & Needle Sizes
us
6-7
mm
4-4.5
uk
8-7
hook
G6-7
Stitches per 4in (10cm)
Knit
18-20
Single Crochet
11-14
Blue Faced Leicester hails from Leicestershire in the English Midlands and is so named because the sheep's face appears to have a blue tint due to the dark skin underneath the short white hair. Spun from 100% BFL wool, and put up with a "shetland twist," it is a superior hand-knitting yarn because of its soft and lustrous qualities. The resulting yarn yields hard-wearing garments, like sweaters and other outerwear. However, the wool is not just strong, it is soft. And because the wool of the Blue Faced Leicester is curled–rather than crimped–the resulting fiber has excellent drape.
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Designs
Bluefaced Leicester - Annabelle Poncho
design
Annabelle Poncho
Bluefaced Leicester - Brynne Boyfriend Hat
design
Brynne Boyfriend Hat
Bluefaced Leicester - Norah Pullover
design
Norah Pullover
Bluefaced Leicester - Kayla Cowl
design
Kayla Cowl