About West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat chunky yarn
This yarn is so beautifully described by WYS that I shall simply share their description:
‘It is with a real sense of achievement that we launch the latest addition to our best of British yarns collection – Re:treat. With a roving quality and a soft twist that glides off the needles, Re:treat creates smooth, light fabrics with a luxurious silky texture. Re:treat proudly bears the new British Wool logo, a guarantee that it is British to the core from sheep to showroom. The wool selected to make Re:treat comes from an exciting cross breed of Bluefaced Leicester – famous in British hand knitting for its soft handle – and Kerry Hill – renown for its distinctive markings and clean white fleece.
Our craftsmen have used all of their expertise to transform the Bluefaced Kerry Hill fleece into one of West Yorkshire Spinners’ most beautiful and exciting new yarns. Spun with skill and care, Re:treat proudly flies the flag for the unbeatable quality of British yarn today.’
100% British Bluefaced Leicester/Kerry Hill wool
This lovely yarn will make all kinds of homewares, cosy garments, accessories and quick knits. This yarn is also suitable for felting.
100g ball with 140 metres / 153 yards per ball
We suggest needle sizes:
6.5mm (US 10.5) needles
Tension – 19rs x 14sts – 10cm (4″) sq – 6.5mm (US10.5) needles
We wash our hand-dyed yarns by hand in warm water with gentle, woolsafe pH neutral wash liquid. Rinse carefully in warm water then squeeze excess water out by hand. Do not wring. Roll in a clean, lint-free towel if required to remove excess moisture and leave to dry out of direct sunlight in a warm place. Do not dry in the tumble dryer, over a radiator or with direct heat.