About Excelana North Fingering weight
100% British wool - 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester
159m / 174yds per 50g skein.
Recommended gauge from 26-28 sts to 10cm (4in) using 3-3.25mm needles.
Excelana North is a very special blend of Excelana 4 Ply, spun specially for us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Susan Crawford Vintage supporting British wools. Excelana North Fingering weight has been created to perfectly match the original Excelana 4 Ply. It is worsted spun for a soft handle from 3 plies of this stunning Cheviot and Bluefaced Leicester blend. It works exquisitely for Fair Isle projects as well as textured and lace stitches; responding well to blocking and holding its shape beautifully. Despite its softness, Excelana is a sturdy yarn that doesn't pill easily.
Excelana North is available in economical 50gm skeins.
About Himalayan Blue: Himalayan Blue is bolder and brighter than its sibling, Agapanthus but has very similar tones with a cerulean base creating a clear, icy blue. Susan used this clarity to great effect paring Himalayan Blue with Limestone for the Fair Isle motifs on Denby from the Evolution collection.
Handwash in cool water using a gentle wool wash and dry flat. For best results, always soak your completed project and watch the wool bloom!
As these yarns are hand-dyed please be aware that there will be subtle variation between dye lots. Because of this please be sure to purchase enough yarn for your project.