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Bluefaced Leicester is a rich silky yarn. I have selected it for its softness and how it takes on the natural dyes with such stunning depth of hue. The handle of this yarn is delightful, and ideal for lace shawls, lace weight jumpers & cardigans socks, baby wear, and so much more....
The Bluefaced Leicester is a longwool breed of sheep which originates from Northumberland and became known at the beginning of the 20th century.
They have curly threadlike wool which makes it considerably lighter than others. Some fleeces only weigh 1 to 3 kg (2.2 to 6.6 lb). These particular kind of sheep have no wool on the head or neck, and the pattern and shape of the wool is most like the Wensleydale.