Nuthatch, hand dyed with turmeric. Handspun Blue Faced Leicester DK
Hand dyed in Leicestershire
Our yarns are hand dyed with natural botanical materials. Nuthatch has been handspun by us and is plyed using the Navajo techique to give a DK like weight with some variability in strand width. It has been dyed using turmeric giving orangey yellow tones that remind us of the colouring seen in the Nuthatch bird. This yarn has a super soft feel with an excellent drape when knitted, and can be worn next to the skin.
Our yarns are colourfast and have been throughly rinsed after they have been dyed.
100% Blue Faced Leicester wool
Approx 47metre/50yards per 20g
Recommended needle size 3.75 - 4.5mm
Knit gauge per 10cm (4 inches) 22 stitches
Hand wash only using tepid water and gentle soap and lay flat to dry
About this wool: Blue Faced Leicester is a fine lustrous yarn and likened to the feel of the finest mohair and alpaca.
PLEASE NOTE: we are careful to represent the actual colours as best we can in the photographs it is not always possible to match exactly. Also due to the nature of natural dyes there may be slight variability between batches.