NEW Northiam – Single Breed, Ethically Sourced and DELICIOUS! - Kettle Yarn Co.

NEW Northiam – Single Breed, Ethically Sourced and DELICIOUS!

August 31, 2018

It is finally ready! I am so proud to introduce my new single breed British Bluefaced Leicester in the fingering weight. I’ve been working towards this for ages and am so pleased to be able to add another delicious non-superwash yarn to the Kettle stables.

British Bluefaced Leicester
fingering 100 grams = 400 m • 437 yds

Northiam is a smooth, worsted-spun yarn from the finest Bluefaced Leicester sourced, scoured, spun and dyed at a British mill. Buttery against bare skin this long, semi-lustrous fibre has a natural drape, holding a block beautifully.

The softest non-superwash Bluefaced Leicester you will ever feel, Northiam is low pilling with a dry, slightly crisp handle. Its long-staple fibres are excellent for both durable items and delicate lace. Spun in two rounded plies it has excellent stitch definition for cables, lace and other textures while creating beautifully balanced stockinette.

Upcoming Iara Shawl by Renée Callahan in Rosehip, Amber, Quartz,
Shale and Caspian

“BFL is considered the finest of the British longwools, 
the generous staple length of BFL translates into great wearability for any 
day-to-day garment. And from an aesthetic perspective, BFL has a subtle luster to 
it that gives elegance without a sense of ostentation.” ~ Clara Parkes

Detail of an upcoming design in Northiam DK by Dani Sunshine – Ready or Not – in Blackthorn and natural Canvas
Available in 11 complementary hues, Northiam is milled in small batches and will only be be available online, at various knitting festivals like Unravel and Edinburgh Yarn Festival and for wholesale to carefully selected local yarn shops globally.
Detail of my upcoming Rosebay hat in Northiam Thistle, Barley and Hythe kid/silk Quartz
A heavier 3-ply DK will be coming soon! Find all the fingering weight and Hythe kid /silk to match to many of the hues in shop now, with more on the way.

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