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 Dock Seed: An edible if unappealing plant, Dock, grows rampant in the fields of Monkley Ghyll. Fortunately sheep love the taste and tuck into the leaves of the Dock plant whenever they come across one. However as autumn approaches the flowers of the Dock turn to seed and turn a deep earthy red, and form an elegant silhouette standing high above the grass around it.
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.