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Back in the late 1800’s, Gertrude Jekyll brought a painterly eye to flower gardens while creating more than 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and America. Influenced by the writings of Robinson, she stressed relaxed, naturalistic design, and drifts of colors interacting with each other. Given her watercolor painting background and deteriorating eyesight, her colors tended to the pastel range. Her ideas about the arrangement of plants and flower colors is still felt in garden design, today. The colors in this yarn make me think of the an English border garden in spring, all lavenders, blues, pinks, with a touch of yellow and pale green. Elegant and understated.

This listing is for two 2-ply skeins, with a total weight of 7.6 oz., spun at an average of 1750 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering. Soft and spongy from the BFL, with a beautiful sheen from this silk, these 830 yards wrap at approximately14-16.

See my Facebook page (search for Edgewood Garden Studio on Facebook) for a photo of the rovings that went into the making of this yarn.

See my Store Policy FAQs section for further knitting gauge suggestions for various yard weights and care instructions for different fibers.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: silk (25%) and Blue Faced Leicester (75%) wool
Weight: 7.6 oz, 216 g.
Length: Approx. 830 yards
YPP: Approx. 1750
WPI: Approx. 14-16
Ply: 2 ply

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Handspun yarn - GERTRUDE'S GARDEN - Handpainted silk / Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) wool, fingering weight, 830 yards


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