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Blue Fern Yarns

2023 - 4 Week Advent

2023 - 4 Week Advent

Regular price $125.00 USD
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Yarn Base

Welcome to the 2023 Blue Fern Advent.

This year we will be visiting beaches, so think soft sands to dig your toes into, cool waves to wash away the woes and warm sunshine to make you smile.

There is a lot of information below, but if you have any questions, please contact me on hello@bluefernyarns.co.uk and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Things included in each advent;

  • 4 x 100g skeins on a base of your choice, select the base from the drop down.
  • A lovely keepsake box 
  • A knitted shawl pattern designed by Shannon, this will be beginner friendly.
  • There are a few additional goodies too. 
  • The 4 skeins fade from a lighter colour to a darker colour.
  • All advents will be shipped via tracked services. 

 

Yarn Bases

Are you feeling a bit perplexed by the world of yarns and fibers? You're not alone! When I first began working with yarn, I was lost when it came to selecting the right type of yarn base for my projects. To assist you in your journey, I've compiled a list of the yarns we dye here at Blue Fern Yarns.

Lush

80% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk (Non-Superwash)

1200 meters per 100g - Lace Weight

Silk and extra fine merino blend to form a strong and durable yarn with a soft and drapey texture, perfect for intricate details.

Suri Silk

74% Baby Suri Alpaca 26% Mulberry Silk (Non-Supwerwash)

300 meters per 50g - Lace Weight

Alpaca and silk yarn is a luxurious and durable option that is warmer than wool, hypoallergenic, and doesn't pill easily. It can be used alone or combined with another yarn for added comfort and is a great option for those sensitive to mohair. Perfect for jumpers, shawls, and cowls.

Classic

75% Supwerwash Merino 25% Nylon

425 meters per 100g - 4ply / Sock 
225 meters per 100g - DK / Double knitting

This popular yarn, commonly used by indie dyers, is a blend of Superwash Merino wool and Nylon, resulting in a soft yet strong texture that's perfect for knitting socks. It can also be used for various other projects, including shawls, clothing, and blankets.

Shimmer

50% Supwerwash Merino 50% Silk

400 meters per 100g - 4ply 
200 meters per 100g - DK / Double knitting

Silk-blended superwash merino wool yarn creates a light shimmer and excellent stitch definition. Ideal for all seasons, silk yarns keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.

Luxe

70% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere

400 meters per 100g - 4ply 

This yarn is the perfect combination of silk, cashmere, and superwash merino, resulting in a beautiful, shiny texture that's soft to the touch. Get ready for a cosy, comfortable feel with a dash of added glamour. Thanks to the silk, this yarn will keep you cool in the summer months while providing warmth during the winter.

Neps

85% Superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Neps

400 meters per 100g - 4ply 
212 meters per 100g - DK / Double knitting

Neps yarn is a great option if you're looking to add some visual interest to your shawls or garments. This yarn features small nodules of black, brown, and cream fibres that create a fun, textured look.

Natural

70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere (Non-Superwash)

400 meters per 100g - 4ply 
225 meters per 100g - DK / Double knitting

This super soft yarn has a beautiful shine and halo to it which comes from the silk and alpaca it has cashmere for a next-to-the-skin softness. Alpaca is great for wrapping up warm all day when in cooler weather. While similar to sheep's wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. 

Yak

70% Superwash Merino 20% Yak 10% Nylon

400 meters per 100g - 4ply/Sock 

Superwash merino wool is blended with Yak for a lovely soft yarn. It also has a darker natural colour meaning the colours you can get with the yarns are lovely deep tones. This yarn is ideal for socks, shawls and garments.

Yak Luxe

60% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak

212 meters per 100g - DK / Double Knitting

Superwash merino wool is blended with Yak for a lovely soft yarns and it also has a darker natural colour meaning the colours you can get with the yarns are lovely deep tones. This yarn is ideal for shawls and garments.

Care Information

To preserve its quality, we recommend hand washing with your preferred wool wash in cool water. Some slight colour bleeding may occur during the initial wash, which is normal.

Useful Information

Please note that each skein of yarn is hand-dyed, resulting in unique variations between them. We suggest alternating skeins throughout your project to create a more uniform look. If you purchase multiple skeins of the same colourway, they will be from the same dye-lot unless otherwise specified. We take great care to ensure consistency between dye-lots, but as with all hand-dyed yarn, some variations may occur.

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