We have a treat for you in these Border Leicester yarns from Yankee Rock Farm in Orwell, Vermont! This short run of yarns are available until they are gone, so get some while you can!
230yds per 100g skein.
The dark yarns are from natural colored sheep in the flock but were dyed at the same time as the white yarns. The white yarns took their dyes very vibrantly, while the dark yarns look quite tweedy with light and dark bits throughout the yarn.
Yarns are sold in 100g skeins/hanks unless otherwise noted. Yardage is an estimate not exact. Make sure you have enough for your project.
Lace Mohair (50g): 459yds/419m
Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): 438yds/400m
Fine (Sport): 287yds/262m
Light (DK): 231yds/211m
Medium (Worsted): 218yds/199m
Medium (Aran): 181yds/165m
Bulky (Chunky): 109yds/99m
Super Bulky: 44yds/40m
Standard knitting needle and crochet hook sizes are mere suggestions. You will need to consider many factors to determine the actual size tool you'll need for any specific project. The way your hold your yarn, tension on the yarn, the complexity of your project, and more will figure into the size of your tool for a specific project.
We recommend that you first make a 6" to 8" square swatch in the item pattern using the recommended size tool by the designer. Then, wash and block the swatch and measure its gauge.
To measure the gauge in your swatch, choose a row in the middle of your swatch and lay a ruler or measuring tape on it. count stitches across of 4" length, then divide by 4. This will give you the number of stitches per inch.
Likewise, measure the number of rows per inch by measuring using a ruler or measuring tape in the middle of the swatch, a 4" vertical length. Count the rows inside that 4" and divide by 4. This will be your rows per inch.
If you have too many stitches or rows per inch, use a bigger tool and swatch again. If you have too few stitches or rows, go down a size for your tool and swatch again. You may need to adjust how you hold the yarn to obtain a close gauge.
Swatching may seem time-consuming but it's more time consuming and frustrating to spend hours working on a project only to have it end up too small or too large for your needs.
Lace: 000–1 (US) 1.5–2.25mm (metric)
Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): 1 - 3 (US) or 2.25 - 3.25mm (metric)
Fine (Sport): 3 - 5 (US) or 3.25 - 3.75mm (metric)
Light (DK): 5 - 7 (US) or 3.75 - 4.5mm (metric)
Medium (Worsted, Aran): 7 - 9 (US) or 4.5 - 5.5mm (metric)
Chunky/Bulky: 9 - 11 (US) or 5.5 - 8mm (metric)
Super Bulky: 11 - 17 (US) or 8 - 12.75mm or more for Jumbo
Steel: 6, 7, 8 (US) or 1.6–1.4mm (metric)
Regular hook: B1 or 2.25 mm (metric)
Super Fine (Baby, Fingering, Sock): B1 - E4 (US) or 2.25 - 3.5mm (metric)
Fine (Sport): E4 - 7 (US) or 3.5 - 4.5mm (metric)
Light (DK): 7 - I9 (US) or 4.5 - 5.5mm (metric)
Medium (Worsted, Aran): 7 - I9 (US) or 5.5 - 6.5mm (metric)
Chunky/Bulky: K10.5 - M13 (US) or 6.5 - 9mm (metric)
Super Bulky: M13 - Q (US) or 9 - 15mm or more for Jumbo
Cake Winding Service
We offer complimentary center-pull cake winding service, if you'd like your yarn ready to go on arrival.
We will only cake your yarn if you choose that option when you order.
Care Instructions for Woolens
Handwash gently all your wool items in only cold water with a mild wool wash, do not agitate or wring, just squeeze gently.
Then, lay the item flat on a towel and roll it up, then press to remove excess water (stepping on it is acceptable!)
Unroll the towel and remove the item, dry flat out of direct sun, and block it, if necessary.
Got a stain on your woolens?
Check out this guide for removing it.