WYS - Bluefaced Leicester - DK Print - 864 Wood Pigeon

WYS - Bluefaced Leicester - DK Print - 864 Wood Pigeon
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Shade: 864 Wood Pigeon
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Model:  WYS-BFLDKP-864
Brand:  West Yorkshire Spinners


In stock, immediate despatch  

In stock, immediate despatch

West Yorkshire Spinners

100% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool
Double Knitting

Wood Pigeon
Knits with a 'Fairisle' effect

Weight: 100g ball
Length: 225m


Hand Wash at 30°
Reshape whilst damp
Do not tumble dry



100% British Wool from Bluefaced Leicester Sheep

Double Knitting 

Spun in Yorkshire 

Available in a range of undyed natural shades


Hank Size: 100g approx
Hank Length: 225m approx 
Tension: 4in x 4in (10cm x 10cm) = 28 rows x 22 stitches
Needle Size: 4mm

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The Breed

A broad muzzle, long neck, good mouth and erect ears give the Bluefaced Leicester
 a very distinct appearance. The skin on its hornless, wool free head shows
 dark blue through white hair but it perhaps the proud Roman nose
which sets this sheep apart from other breeds.

Evolved during the last century for breeding purposes, it was commonly known
 as the 'Hexham Leicester' due to its early concentration in Northumberland.
 Today it is one of the most prolific sheep breeds being the
 most popular crossing sire throughout the British Isles.

The Wool

Wool from the Bluefaced Leicester is soft, demi lustrous
and is considered to be one of the finest in Britain.

It has a sheen which dyes most effectively and is
long-stapled, curly or crimped with a soft handle.




The 'displayed' yarn shade may vary from the 'actual' yarn shade due to variations in computer settings etc. If the shade of your purchased yarn is not what you were expecting then we will gladly refund your money subject to the terms of our cancellation policy.

If you order more than one ball of this yarn, we will ensure that all balls are taken from the same dye lot.

Please take care to order a sufficient number of balls of this yarn as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to supply additional balls from the same dye lot.

We regret that we cannot accept the return of left-over balls of yarn should you have over estimated your requirement.

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