Inspired by the Malabar Giant Squirrel. A stunning creature with burnt reds, oranges, and golden mustards in its coat. This colourway is highly variegated and makes for a very enjoyable process as every stitch is a different colour. The colours blend beautifully in the finished fabric.
Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
Specification: DK weight – 225m / 100g
Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
Processing: Spun in the UK, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
This is a smooth, worsted-spun and plied yarn with a gorgeous lustre and great definition! The Bluefaced Leicester breed produces wool that is both strong and next-to-skin soft, making it ideal for a wide range of projects. This yarn will work fantastically in shawls, socks, jumpers, and other accessories. It wears well over time and pills very little. The stitch definition is excellent, making it suitable for beautiful stocking stitch, textured knit-purl patterns, thick and squishy brioche, and well-defined cables.
We hand dye all our yarn in our studio in the Royal Ordnance Depot, Weedon, by the Grand Union Canal. Our yarn has been hand dyed in small batches, and the colour consistency between batches is very good but can’t be guaranteed, so we recommend that you buy enough skeins for your project. If your project uses more than one skein, we also recommend that you alternate / stripe the skeins throughout.
When it comes to blocking or washing your project, use lukewarm water with your favourite wool wash, and lay flat to dry. We take great care to thoroughly set the dye and rinse the yarn afterwards, but differing water temperatures and chemicals can cause some dye to bleed. If you’re using it in a multicoloured project, we recommend washing a swatch first to test for colour-fastness.
Hannah S. (verified owner) –
Beautifully soft yarn with the most amazing colours running through which are true to the picture, favourite yarn I’ve had from River Knits so far!
Julia (verified owner) –
Mrs M. (verified owner) –
The yarn is amazing, lovely to work with and gorgeous in colour. The whole shopping experience from browsing the shop to the eco friendly packaging and hand written note was delightful.
Clare David (verified owner) –
Excellent pre#sales service with extra photos when I wanted to be sure of the colour. Wool arrived quickly, beautiful colour and and knits up well. Sorry no pictures yet
Stefania (verified owner) –
Annabel Lewis (verified owner) –
Just what I was looking for! Thanks for the help and the lovely service.
Sue T. (verified owner) –
Who needs fancy stitches when you can knit with such a fab hand dyed yarn with an equally fun name. I’m impressed with the richness of the colour. (Plain colours from my stash.)
Judi D. (verified owner) –
Gorgeous colours and wonderfully squishy!.. super fast delivery too!