If you haven’t tried the new Blue-faced Leicester yet ….here’s another reason…well actually two…why you should.
As you already know, the BFL is awesome for shawls – the drape is the best I’ve seen (without silk), the colours just pop and the yarn isn’t as sprongy as Merino so it’s stays more where it’s blocked. But do you know how great it is for socks?
I’ve focussed on the greatness of BFL for shawls, scarves etc …and forgot about socks! How could I do that!??!
For those of you that don’t want nylon in your yarn – or prefer a yarn that you may or may not use for socks – then the BFL is a great choice. It is 430 yds per 100gm – so there’s plenty of yarn for pretty much any pair of socks. BFL is naturally strong – so the nylon really isn’t needed for strength – in fact my suppliers claim that BFL with or without nylon should last the same amount of time. And BFL is less stretchy than the Merino so they will retain their shape better (if you are really concerned about the socks not getting larger with wear, just go down a part needle size). And the dyes come out so beautifully on the BFL – more shimmer, less matte.
And …it’s superwash! so if you really must put the socks in the washer and/or dryer (on gentle and low heat) you can!
And as if that wasn’t enough….if you buy the BFL in the Blue Jean colourway…just mention blog 101511 to get 20% off …only until the 20th or while supplies last .http://www.indigomoonyarns.com/index.php?cPath=66&cart=cb07c9d864417cc89f8d60d415573df3