Well-bred but streetwise, this lightweight blend yarn is versatile and strong while maintaining buttery softness – a sophisticated choice for everyday items, luxurious next-to-skin wear and precious accessories. Islington contains subtle colours, dyed personally by Linda.
As soft as the softest merino, *55% British superwash Blue Faced Leicester tempers the silk’s slipperiness while adding strength and elasticity. The high percentage of BFL also makes items hardwearing, very low pilling and long lasting. The addition of 45% silk adds a sophisticated sheen and drape with crispness and uniformity for stunning lace knitting. With a generous 437 yds (400m) per skein, there is enough in one skein for a precious shawl or smaller accessory.
*Kettle only use supersorted 100% British Bluefaced Leicester which means that the fibre is picked through at twice the rate that normal wools are handled and then examined again before being combed and sent for processing at the spinning mill. This ensures that only the softest BFL is used for the blends, delicate enough for the most sensitive skins.