We know that when it comes to yarn-snobbery and babies, there's a whole different set of priorities.
Our checklist for an everyday yarn for the most important little peeps in our lives includes:
made from quality natural fibres
soft & cosy
fun to knit/crochet with
inexpensive and gorgeous
We think we've found "the one". Bo Peep DK is spun from a scrumptious blend of Falkland Island wool and the finest nylon which combine to create a soft, lightweight and easy to care for yarn.
Luxurious Falkland Island wool has long been considered a superior fibre in the wool industry thanks in part to the sheep living in the greenest conditions in the world and conscientious farming methods.
There are dozens of reasons why little ones (and big ones) should be swathed in natural fibres including breathability, moisture control, temperature regulation, allergy reduction, UV factor, improved sleep and safety to main just a few. Nature really does do it best!
See pics for examples of how the lovely self-patterning yarn knits up. The pattern book is available here.
Ingredients: 52% Falkland Wool 48% nylon
Length: 112m (122yd)
Gauge: DK 4mm (US 6) 22 sts x 28 rows = 10cm (4")
"Reared, Sheared & Spun in Britain!"
Situated in the original home of the British Worsted Spinning Industry, West Yorkshire Spinners combines state of the art technology with generations of expertise and unrivalled know-how to produce British hand knitting yarns and knitted garments of exceptional quality.
At West Yorkshire Spinners we are extremely proud of our British Heritage, we are one of the few remaining worsted spinning companies left in the United Kingdom. We are also one of very few who still develop and market yarns in-house. This affords us the freedom to innovate which sets us apart from the competition. We firmly believe that knowing where our raw material comes from guarantees that the quality of the finished product is consistently high.
We source all our own raw material which is then produced into knitting yarn in our state of the art factory based here in West Yorkshire. This reduces the carbon footprint of our products and also enables us to manufacture at a very low cost.
This yarn is soft and a pleasure to knit with. It just slides off your needles and has a beautiful drape when knitted up. I'm making a beret and pram coat for my baby and it's del...view moreightful. Photographed is shade 504 rascal. view less