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Erika Knight – Wool Local
If you are looking for a fine yarn, rustic but soft, you are on the right page! Erika Knight’s Wool Local indeed checks all these boxes.
As its name implies, the yarn created by Erika Knight fully comes from an English local wool tradition. Luscious blen of Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and Masham, this yarn is both rustic and luxurious. Actually, the BFL wool brings softness and a discreet sheen, while the Masham wool gives it sturdiness.
By blending two of the most representative English sheep breeds, this yarn really has everything to justify its “local” label. All the more when you know that, from the sheep to the final skein, the entire production process takes place within 50 miles of Bradford, Yorkshire. This way, the brand can guarantee the quality of both the wool and the production process. In fact, this yarn is not only a local product, it is also an environmentally sustainable one.
By using the Wool Local yarn, you will create garments and accessories with a timeless and natural feel. Indeed, its palette of colours, all natural or blended, is completely in keeping with this. Plus, thanks to its finesse, your knitted pieces will have a beautiful drape.
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: Light Fingering
- Composition: 100% wool (BFL and Masham)
- 450 meters / 100 grams per skein
- Available in 6 shades
- Needles: 3 mm – 3.5 mm
- Gauge: 28 to 32 stitches = 10 cm
With its “in the rough” feeling, Erika Knight’s Wool Local will be a good choice for the knitters who like a yarn “that smells like sheep” (believe us on this!*). But it will equally be a good match for the knitter who wants to try its hand at a rustic yarn. Indeed, with such a soft and high quality fiber, you will quickly forget its rustic feel. But if you are not sure and still want to work with a less “polished” yarn, why not try the Semilla Melange by BC Garn? With its carded texture, it also has a rustic look, but with more finish 😉
*Have no fear, the wool smell will disappear once washed. You will not smell like a wet sheep when wearing your newly made sweater!