Castles Collection 100g Blue Faced Leceister hand dyed yarn


Yarn weight: 4 ply|100g
Fibre: 100% Blue Faced Leicester (High Twist)
Construction:  2 ply construction
Length: approx 365m
Please note: I try to ensure that photographs as a true representation of the colours, however individual monitor settings do vary.


Due to the long staple and springy-ness Blue Faced Leicester is perfect for socks, so much so it doesn’t need nylon to give it the same strength as merino / nylon base.

I hand dye all of the yarn and variations will exist between and within each batch. Therefore for larger projects I recommend using different skeins for alternative rows to minimise any differences.

I hope that you enjoy the individuality that occurs with each yarn.

I post all yarn as a skein (a loop of yarn) as shown in the main image.  In order to use your yarn, it will need to be wound into a ball or a cake to prevent it turning into a big tangle.  For that reason I offer a “caking service” which can be found on the product page.

Superwash Blue Faced Leicester – British Yarn

This yarn is sourced by the supplier I use from various small farms all over the UK.  They purchase stock through the British Wool Marketing and the fibres are then scoured and superwashed in the UK to the highest environmental standards possible.

Blue Faced Leicester yarn is renowned for being shiny and soft. Though the yarn is not as soft as merino it’s micron count (25) is on a par with Mohair or Alpaca.

This means that it is possible to be machine washed, although I recommend hand washing in a wool wash solution such as Eucalan.

Depending on the intensity of colours there may be slight colour bleeding on the first wash.  Please do not tumble dry.

Needle and Hook Sizes

I recommend the following range of needles and hooks for different projects.  Swatching is certainly the best method to ensure that the fabric you create is in line with the pattern requirements, so please check your gauge.

    • Socks 2.00mm – 2.50mm
    • Sweaters 2.75mm – 3.50mm
    • Shawls 3.75mm – 4.00mm
    • Crochet hook 2.25mm – 3.50mm
    • Tunisian crochet hook 4.00mm – 5.00mm

Additional information

Weight 130 g
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 7 cm



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