30th November 2018 Blog

| Sheep of the month: Bluefaced Leicester |

WHY CHOOSE THE BLUEFACED LEICESTER BREED

BREED CATEGORY: Lustre

HANDLE: Soft/silky (dependent on breeding quality)

COLOUR: White/Cream

STAPLE LENGTH: 8-15cm

FLEECE WEIGHT: 1-2kg

BREED SOCIETY: www.blueleicester.co.uk

One of the most well known British breeds in the knit and crochet community. The Bluefaced Leicester breed is popular for its soft yet lustrous qualities - it takes dye well and has a lovely sheen, which helps define knit and crochet stitches well. 

The Woolist top finds Bluefaced Leicester Wools

Black Bat - Bluefaced Leicester, from £7/50g

Black Bat specialises in breed specific yarns from all our lovely British sheep. Their Bluefaced Leicester comes in 4ply and DK weight in 50g balls that are approx. 175m in length.

WYS - Bluefaced Leicester, from £4.95/100g

West YorkShire Spinners 'reared, sheared and spun' in Britain. DK weight with approximately 112m in length. Available from Northern Yarn (www.northernyarn.co.uk)

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