Kettle Yarn Co.
Kettle Yarn Co. Islington
Product Description: Well-bred but streetwise, this lightweight blend yarn is versatile and strong while maintaining buttery softness – a sophisticated choice for everyday items, luxurious next-to-skin wear and precious accessories. As soft as merino, 100% British superwash Bluefaced Leicester tempers the silk’s slipperiness while adding strength and elasticity. The high percentage of BFL also makes items hardwearing, very low pilling and long lasting. The addition of 45% silk adds a sophisticated sheen and drape with crispness and uniformity for stunning lace knitting. With a generous 437 yds per skien, there is enough in one skein for a precious shawl or smaller accessory.
Kettle Yarn Co. only use supersorted 100% British Bluefaced Leicester which means that the fibre is picked through at twice the rate that normal wools are handled and then examined again before being combed and sent for processing at the spinning mill. This ensures that only the softest BFL is used for their blends, delicate enough for the most sensitive skins.
Fairlight Fibers Notes: Islington is simply magnificent. It is truly silky-soft, and the BFL used is such high quality that it is one of the few BFL lines we carry that we can honestly say is as soft as merino. The silk gives this yarn an extraordinary shine. Nothing about Islington is ordinary, and it is literally perfect for your most precious projects. All the colorways have slight variegation and depth of rich color, even the neutrals. Highly, highly recommended.
Content: 55% Blue-Faced Leister Wool, 45% Silk
Recommended Needle Size: 2-5mm (US 0-8)