Yarn set for Belyse – Knitworthy 3
Unfortunately we only had a small number of these kits and they sold out really quickly! And then Easyknits sold out of Squidge too. He is dyeing up more so keep an eye on his website for updates if you missed out first time.
Ysolda Blend No. 1 (50% merino, 40% Polwarth, 10% Zwartbles, 345 yds / 315m, 100g)
White Merino and Polwarth are organically farmed in the Falkland Islands where mulesing is not an issue. Zwartbles is a Dutch breed with unusually dark fibre, long legs and a distinctive white blaze, ours is grown close to the John Arbon mill in Exmoor. Blend no.1 blooms when wet into a cohesive fabric with a slight halo. The white and dark fibres blend into a subtly uneven grey with an appearance that's closer to a marled sweatshirt fabric than a traditional heathered yarn.
Easyknits Squidge (80% Polwarth, 20% Merino D'Arles, 80m, 25g)
Squidge is exactly as its name states, a perfectly squishy, squidgey, squooshy yarn base, another delight custom blended for easyknits.co.uk. The NZ Polwarth has so much body and bounce that they yarn is quite literally ‘springy’, while the chestnut/brown colour of the French Merino it is blended with gives it a rustic almost ‘fawn’ colour, beautiful when overdyed in Easyknits.co.uk vivid colours.
Soak your finished project in lukewarm water with a gentle, no rinse wool wash. Leave for several minutes until the yarn is fully saturated. Scoop the project out and roll in towels to gently squeeze out extra moisture. Dry flat, shaping while wet.