This British BFL/Masham 4ply yarn, spun in West Yorkshire, was naturally dyed using a variety of dye sources. It is a 2 ply yarn, and is lovely, lofty, light and soft to the hand.
Blue faced Leicester wool is loved by knitters and crocheters for the hardy yet soft yarn that results. Blending a little Masham (pronounced massam) fleece into the mix you get a more rare yarn that maintains its soft handle while giving depth of color to dyed yarns because the Masham is a pale brownish/grey shade.
BFL's are well known and loved by knitters and crocheters. However, we might not know as much about the Masham. Masham sheep are the result of breeding a Dalesbread ewe and Teeswater ram. Masham sheep are found on the Dales of Yorkshire and other Northern English landscapes and they play an integral part of the sustainability of their landscape and farming in that area. You can read more about Masham breed here!
The Woolly Thistle is very happy to offer 2 shades of BFL/Masham dyed naturally by Emma Robinson of The Woolly Mammoth as part of our latest beautiful order from her.
Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company is a small hand dyeing and spinning studio based on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, created by Emma Robinson.
- Fiber Mix: 75% BFL, 25% Mid Brown Masham
- Fibre Origin: UK and spun in the UK
- Needle size: 2.25-3.25mm
- Weight: 4ply / Fingering
- Package: 100g/ 437y
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