Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester Wool/25% Nylon
Yardage: 464 yd (423m)/100g
Gauge: 7-8 sts/in. on US 0-2 needles
Care: Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry
"Helvellyn Sock" has the sturdiness of added nylon with a faint luster from the BFL. It is named after Helvellyn, a mountain in the English Lake District famous for Striding Edge, the knife-edge ridge leading up to it. But even on the steepest slopes of this mountain, sheep can be found grazing. That image captures this yarn perfectly--rugged yet striking. It would be perfect for socks (one skein should be enough for a pair, but check pattern requirements) but would also make beautiful shawls or other fingering weight projects.
Colorway: Strawberries and Cream is a variegated red, white and pink colorway. Random application of the dye reduces pooling and will result in a more blended look in the finished object.
I do my best to represent colors accurately, but they may vary slightly when viewed on different monitors.
See my other sock/fingering weight yarns: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WanderingWool?section_id=10033172
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