Blue Face Leicester 2/8:
Fiber: 100% Blue Face Leicester Wool;
Length / Weight: 500m/546yds, 125g/4.4oz
Suggested gauge/needles for stockinette: 26st/4″ on US 2/3mm needles (but use the needles and gauge that give you the fabric you want)
Fleece Artist BFL 2/8
Possibly the perfect yarn for color work!
BFL 2/8 is one of the finest yarns on the planet. Period. It is a fingering-weight long staple wool (this means it has a very strong fiber) that is softer than merino. It’s pure Blue Face Leicester — no superwash, no adulterations. It is soft, comforting, and warm the way only an unadulterated wool can be. Consider the possibilities of BFL 2/8 for baby layettes, lace shawls, fine sweaters. Imagine what a traditional Fair Isle sweater might look like if you used hand-painted BFL 2/8, and how soft and luscious it would feel. The possibilities are endless . . . and awaiting your hands.