Nightshade – Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland & Alpaca Aran
|Approx. 175m / 190y
|Suggested Needle Size
|40% British Bluefaced Leicester
40% British Shetland
20% British Alpaca
Note: This yarn is available on a backorder basis if there is not currently enough in stock for your requirements. Current backorder turnaround time is 2 weeks. Please see the backorder information page for terms and information.
Nightshade is a hand-dyed 100g skein of aran weight yarn. It is a semi-solid yarn dyed deep purple.
The photo example for this yarn is of the DK version of the base but is a good representative of the colour to expect.
The base yarn is a blend of non-superwash 40% British Bluefaced Leicester, 40% British Shetland and 20% British Alpaca. It was prepared and spun in Yorkshire and dyed in Dorset. The yarn is naturally grey giving any colour dyed over it a wonderful depth. The three fibres used to create this blend combine to make a yarn with some wonderful characteristics. The BFL provides lustre and bulk. The Alpaca adds to this as well as supplying some drape. Finally, the Shetland wool adds a woolliness and structure to the mix.
I would recommend this yarn for all sorts of projects including garments and accessories. It has fantastic stitch definition with a little halo.
Each Aran weight 100g skein is approximately 175m in length.
The yarn has not been superwash treated so requires gentle hand washing unless you intend for it to felt. Due to the dyeing process no two skeins are identical.
Please note that while all efforts have been made to provide an accurate colour representation, colours may vary on different monitors and devices so the shade may not be identical to what you see on your screen.
Nightshade on other bases
Nightshade – Falkland Corriedale No-Nylon Sock Yarn£20.00
Nightshade – Texel Chunky£14.00
Nightshade – Bluefaced Leicester 4ply£17.00
Nightshade – Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland & Alpaca Aran£16.00
Nightshade – Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland & Alpaca DK£16.00
Nightshade – Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland & Alpaca 4ply£16.00
Nightshade – Bluefaced Leicester DK£17.00