Perfect for Sarah Hatton’s Yellow Wagtail Scarf, Project 9 in A Year of Techniques. You’ll need 3 skeins.
An MDK exclusive. The goal was to find shades as soft as this lustrous Bluefaced Leicester fiber. Between Melanie Falick’s palette and Beth Casey’s dyeing talent, something really beautiful has happened.
Specs & Details
4.5 - 5 mm
Lorna’s Laces Haymarket is 100% Bluefaced Leicester. This is a very good thing.
Oh, Bluefaced Leicester, you are one of the great sheep breeds! Maybe Merino steals the limelight these days—don’t let it get you down. Your fiber is longer and less likely to pill, yet wonderful to wear next to the skin. You are a noble, fine sheep, Bluefaced Leicester.
We are happy to offer Haymarket, a yarn that makes the most of your fiber’s special qualities.
Softness: Feels so nice.
Luster: The low sheen is really lovely.
Halo: Just a little halo. A hint of halo.
For Amy Christoffers’s Love and Happiness Cowl, this Haymarket makes a glorious match—the pattern calls for two or three skeins.
Of course, any scarf, hat, cowl, or mittens would be a beautiful thing in this yarn. We’re finding ourselves drawn to single spun yarns these days. There’s a simplicity, a rustic quality that we really like.