Fenella is a unique 100% British wool, grown, spun, dyed and finished in Britain.A 2 ply yarn that knits up to that elusive vintage '3 ply' tension. It is an extremely versatile yarn which can be knitted on a variety of needle sizes to give different results. Susan has spent many months examining original hand knitted garments from the 1930s to the 1950s and from these she extracted 16 shades which reflect the colours found in these garments.
Fenella has been been spun by John Arbon of Fibre Harvest. Susan then worked very closely with a yarn dyer in the Borders of Scotland to recreate the colours, exactly as she required. Fenella is available in 25g skeins making it perfect for colourwork projects. The metreage on each skein is approximately 124m. The skeining and banding of the yarn all takes place on a farm making this a truly artisan product.
Although available in 16 different shades (see below), we are only stocking a small number at present, at The Yarn Cafe. If you would like to purchase another colour, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 16 shades are:
- Chalk Myristica
- Roman Plaster
- Atomic Red
- Constance Spry
- Baked Cherry
|Fibre Content||70% Exmoor Blueface/30% British Bluefaced Leicester|
|Weight||25g of 2-ply yarn (knits as 3-ply)|
|Length||c. 124 metres (135 yards)|
|Tension||30-36 stitches for a 10cm square|
|Suggested needle size||3mm
|Care instructions|| Hand wash
The yarn lends itself to Fair Isle designs and colour work and has been used in the pattern "Flora" featured in Pom Pom magazine no. 9.