RiverKnits Nene BFL 4-Ply - Shepherd's Warning


Beautiful hand-dyed yarn from RiverKnits! “Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.” Deep and dramatic blues with a hint of burgundy red make up this striking colourway. It is subtly variegated and can be used for both simple and textured designs.

This is a smooth, worsted-spun and plied yarn with a gorgeous lustre and great definition! The Bluefaced Leicester breed produces wool that is both strong and next-to-skin soft, making it ideal for a wide range of projects. This yarn will work fantastically in shawls, socks, jumpers, and other accessories. It wears well over time and pills very little. The stitch definition is excellent, making it suitable for beautiful stocking stitch, textured knit-purl patterns, thick and squishy brioche, and well-defined cables.

Riverknits hand dye all their yarn in their studio in the Royal Ordnance Depot, Weedon, by the Grand Union Canal. The yarn has been hand dyed in small batches, and the colour consistency between batches is very good but can’t be guaranteed, so we recommend that you buy enough skeins for your project. If your project uses more than one skein, we also recommend that you alternate / stripe the skeins throughout.

Collection: Nene BFL 4-Ply

Manufacturer: Riverknits

Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester

Length: 400 metres

Weight: 100g 

Yarn weight: 4-Ply

Gauge: 27-32 sts in 10cm / 4”. 

Suggested needle size: 3.25 - 3.75mm

Processing: Sourced from UK flocks, spun in Yorkshire, dyed in Northamptonshire

Care: When it comes to blocking or washing your project, use lukewarm water with your favourite wool wash, and lay flat to dry. We take great care to thoroughly set the dye and rinse the yarn afterwards, but differing water temperatures and chemicals can cause some dye to bleed. If you’re using it in a multicoloured project, we recommend washing a swatch first to test for colour-fastness.