Holm is 100% Bluefaced Leicester which is a wonderfully strong, yet soft fibre. Don't let anyone tell you that the fleece from sheep bred in the UK is only good for carpets because this yarn is spun from 100% British fibre and is divine! It is perfect for shawls, scarves and lightweight garments and it takes dye beautifully. We've developed a range of layered tonal shades that knit into wonderfully complex fabrics...
We kettle dye Holm in small batches using a variety of techniques to develop layered tonal shades and complex variegated effects. Each skein is unique and most colourways are 'one of a kind' (so if you see something that steals your heart grab it while you can!)
Although Holm is a superwash fibre, we recommend hand washing in cool water to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.
As with all small batch, hand dyed yarn that doesn't have dye lots, we also recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid noticeable changes between skeins.
We use professional non-hazardous, non-chrome, low impact, heavy metal-free acid dyes. We do our best to exhaust every dye bath and to reuse water wherever possible to reduce any further environmental impact. Occasionally a small amount of 'loose' dye may remain in the yarn after rinsing (most likely with deeply saturated shades) and we always recommend hand washing in very cool water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.
weight: Sock or 4 Ply
fibre: 100% superwash wool - british bluefaced leicester
needle size: 2.20 - 3.5mm
metres: 400m per 100gm
care: Hand wash in cool water with gentle wool detergent