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Excelana 4-ply luxury wool in French Rose

50.00 Grams
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Product Description


This beautiful vintage inspired yarn is made of 100% Exmoor Blueface and is a collaboration between designer Susan Crawford and John Arbon of Fibre Harvest. Excelana yarn is 100% British wool, spun from the fleece of the Exmoor Blueface, which live on the moors of North Devon. A cross between the Exmoor Horn and the Bluefaced Leicester, the fleece of the Exmoor Blueface creates a lustrous yarn with a soft handle, great stretch and excellent stitch definition, affording the knitter a pleasurable knitting experience.

It is 4-ply weight, in 50g balls and available in 8 complimentary colours:


Alabaster, Nile Green, Cornflower Blue, Persian Grey, Ruby Red, Saharan Sand, French Rose and Powdered Egg.



Vital Statistics

Fibre Content 70% Exmoor Blueface/30% British Bluefaced Leicester
Weight 50g of 4-ply yarn
Length c. 166 metres
Tension  26-28 sts & 36 rows for a 10cm square using 3-3.25 mm needles.
Suggested needle size  2.5mm - 4mm
Care instructions  Hand wash


Pattern Ideas

The yarn is suitable for a number of designs in Susan Crawford's forthcoming book "A Stitch in Time Volume Two" as well as those on her website. The yarn lends itself to Fair Isle designs and colour work.


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