Strathtay 100% Blue Confronted Leicester Wool Cap
(as of Jan 11,2022 17:17:08 UTC – Particulars)
You may love this tender 100% wool cap from Scotland. Good in your winter wardrobe or for the proper vacation present. Strathtay has been making knitwear for the fishermen of Scotland for generations and are one of many few true ‘cottage’ knitters nonetheless round in the present day . The hand-knit cap completely showcases their experience, all the time constructed from 100% Wool to an exceptionally excessive stage. ——– About Blue Confronted Leicester Wool Blue Confronted Leicester (BFL) is an English lengthy wool breed sheep with a light-weight blue face, developed from the Leicester space within the early twentieth century. In line with the BFL Breeders Affiliation, their fiber is 24-28 microns, as much as 6″ staple size. So not fairly as tremendous as Merino and an inch or two longer, which is why it will get that “Straightforward to spin!” label hooked up to it so usually. Lengthy wool sheep breeds are identified for lengthy, curly, lustrous fibre. As you’ll be able to see it the photograph, whereas the Merino is fluffy the BFL has ringlets. The BFL is loads tender sufficient for next-to-skin put on. Due to their curly locks, BFL wool doesn’t have the identical tremendous crimp as Merino. This implies yarn spun from it’s a bit much less elastic, much less fluffy, with much less reminiscence. But it surely’s bought two issues that Merino doesn’t – drape and shine. Drape is form of the other to reminiscence. As an alternative of springing again into place, it hangs the place it’s put. Consider . . . a ragdoll cat vs. a hyperactive kitten. So a scarf sweater fabricated from BFL will drape over your shoulders and elegantly keep put. It doesn’t have a thoughts of its personal. The shine is a bonus characteristic. It’s terribly scientific, which is one thing I’m not good at, however principally all of the crimpiness of the Merino refracts mild throughout each which means, and the smoother BFL doesn’t so the wearer is illuminated by the BFL wool. Merino: Tremendous tremendous and crimpy. Very very tender, not very sturdy. Shorter than common staple size. Fluffy and heat. Blue Confronted Leicester Wool: Fairly tremendous, extra curly than crimpy. Very tender, stronger than Merino..
Dry Clear Solely
100% Premium Blue Confronted Leicester Wool from the Scottish Highlands
Wealthy Colour, Sensible Sheen and Luster, Good for chilly climate.
Stunning Gentle Pure Blue Confronted Leicester Cap
Expertly Hand-Knit by Generations of Knitters
Very Gentle and Mild Wool Chunky Ribbing Versatile Stretch