Bluefaced Leicester Silk 80/20 – 115 grams


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Custom spun for ACME Fibres: a luxurious creamy blend of superwash-treated BFL and silk – you won’t find this anywhere else!


This high-twist 3-ply yarn is particularly good for sock knitting; the natural lustre and durability of the BFL combined with the sheen and strength of silk make a soft yet sturdy sock yarn with a subtle glimmer and shine. The long staple length of the BFL also makes your finished object more resistant to pilling.


The natural butter-yellow colour of the unbleached BFL gives this yarn an ivory cast. It takes up dye magnificently.


Skein weight: 115 grams

Yardage: 390 meters (425 yards)

Fibres: 80% Bluefaced Leicester Superwash / 20% Silk

Ply: 3 (3/9 nM)

Gauge: 28-36 stitches per 10cm

Care: Hand wash,  or Machine wash gentle, dry flat


Quantity Discounts are available on this yarn.


Undyed yarns are stored and sold with the spinning oil still in; give your skeins a bath with gentle detergent or wool wash to remove it before dyeing or knitting, and to bring up the full bloom of the yarn.

This yarn is spun in Canada from imported fibres.

All mill-spun yarns we carry are Responsible Wool Standard Certified by Textile Exchange. The Responsible Wool Standard/RWS Standard describes and (independently) certifies animal welfare practices in wool production from the farm to the final product.



Additional information

Weight 0.115 kg
Dimensions 25.00 × 5.00 × 5.00 cm




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