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Choosing a yarn – an introduction to my yarn bases

My yarn bases are named using the yan, tan, tethera counting system used by shepherds in the north of England to count their sheep.  Some of the words can sound quite comical, but when said in their numerical order, there is a charming sense of rhythm to them.

 

I have quite a few yarn bases and find that some fibres are more suited to certain project types.  My personal 'go to' wool is the gorgeous Bluefaced Leicester.  To me, it has all the qualities I love in a yarn, it is strong yet beautifully next to the skin soft, it has a natural lustre or sheen due the wool not having any scales on it, it blocks like a dream too!  I have made many items from this superb wool and it is my intention to bring out some new yarn bases in the Autumn of 2016 which celebrate the quality of this yarn.  It is my hope that more people will use and celebrate this British reared yarn.

 

I have summarised the main information regarding my yarn bases for you to have a  'quick glance' ....

Yain - A Lace weight yarn of 80% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk.   100g, 874 Yards, 800m

Sezar - A Lace weight yarn of 50% Camel,  50% Silk.   100g, 874 Yards, 800m

 

Dovera - A Lace weight yarn of 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere.  100g, 874 Yards, 800m

Mimp - A 4 ply yarn of 100% Superwash Merino.  100g, 400 Yards, 366m.

 

Akker - A 4 ply yarn of 85% Superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Nep.  100g, 437 yards, 400m

Mether - A 4 ply yarn of 100% Superwash Merino Wool.  100g, 437 Yards, 400m

 

Tanadick - A 4ply yarn of 70% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 100g, 437 yards, 400m

Pip - A 4 ply Single Roving yarn of 70% Fine Merino Wool and 30% Silk.  100g, 437 Yards, 400m

Peddero - A 4 ply yarn of 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon.   100g, 464 Yards, 425m

 

Peddero-Sparkle - A 4ply yarn of 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Silver Stellini. 100g, 437 yards, 400m

Yanadick - A 4ply yarn of 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk. 100g, 400 yards 365m

 

Bumfit - A 4 ply yarn of 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere.   100g, 437 Yards, 400m

Fethera - A 4 ply yarn of 50% Yak and 50% Silk.   100g, 437 Yards, 400m

Eddero - A Sport weight yarn of 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool.    286 Yards, 262m

Eddero-Dix - A Double Knit yarn of 70% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere.  115g,  246 Yards, 225m

Yan - A Lace Weight yarn of 80% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk.  100g, 874 Yards, 800m

Pip-Pip - A 4 ply yarn of 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Silk.  100g, 437 Yards, 400m

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Tethera - A Double Knit yarn of 100% Superwash Merino. 100g, 273 Yards, 250m

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