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Debbie Bliss Bluefaced Leicester Aran

You'll love working with Debbie Bliss's Bluefaced Leicester Aran yarn! Bluefaced Leicester is a heritage sheep breed whose soft wool is known for its fantastic drape and silky luster. This springy 100% wool aran weight yarn is beautifully dyed in bold, modern colors and has amazing stitch definition. Plus it's machine washable, so your gorgeous projects will be easy to care for. Made in Great Britain.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/82yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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Debbie BlissBlue Faced Leicester Aran
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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      5.0

      Making a Sweater and...

      By True Knitter

      from Dover, DE

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      Pros

      • Greatfortextureknitting
      • Holds The Stitiches
      • Rich Color
      • Soft
      • worth the value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters With Texture

        Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

        Webs, provides the best service and prompt delivery. Great selections.

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        4.0

        Worsted, Not Aran Weight

        By 50-Year Knitter

        from San Antonio, TX

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        Pros

        • Beautiful colors
        • Good stitch definition
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

          Of 11 balls used so far, only 1 had a knot mid-skein. Also, yarn is somewhat loosely woven, so if re-knitting an area after multiple unravelings, you may have to be careful to not show individual plies.

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          5.0

          beautiful yarn!

          By DaisyFields

          from Branchville, NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Soft
          • Stitch definition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Items With A Pattern
            • Simple Basics

            Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

            I used this to make a basic hood, and was very impressed with the quality and ease it knit up. This fabulous yarn gives exceptional stitch definition, with a lovely natural sheen. I bet it would be striking in something with more of a pattern as well - guess I'll have to get some more!

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            3.0

            Barely Aran, more like heavy worsted

            By Crystal

            from Delaware

            Pros

            • Nice colors

            Cons

            • Somewhat 'dry'

            Best Uses

              Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

              I bought this yarn in several colors to make a stranded sweater. I have used natural undyed BFL in the past and loved the plump neat stitches so I was looking forward to a dyed version. This yarn is not advertised as a superwash but it feels like it - a little dry and processed. At 18st to 4 inches washed and blocked I ended up with a somewhat loose fabric. This yarn grows like crazy. After a soak it grew too 16st(19.5 prewash) so I threw it in a hot dryer and it snapped back a but none the worse for wear. The fabric still had a lot of 'holes' when slightly stretched. It's not prickly but it's not ooooh I want to touch it soft. I could wear it next to the skin. I think it would be better for cable work which might help with the density issue. Cascade 220 stockinet looks better at this guage in my opionion. Sadly I'm sending it back as it's not suitable for my project. It might work well for childrens clothing at a tighter guauge since I think it would hold up well in the wash. Might reccomend - depending on the project.

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              4.0

              This yarn is heaven to use

              By Acer

              from Arlington, MA

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                    Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

                    Good for cables and open work.
                    Cooperates with you, but bounces back and holds its own in the stitch process.
                    The plies are a bit loose, but no noticeable splitting.
                    A real pleasure to use, this yearn will remind you why knitting is addictive. Highly recommended.

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                    5.0

                    My new favorite yarn!

                    By Grams

                    from Columbia, Missouri

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                    Pros

                    • Fantastic Stitch Definiti

                    Cons

                    • A Little Priceyworth It

                    Best Uses

                    • Anything With Cables

                    Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

                    I used this to make a cabled sweater vest. Looks great and feels fantastic.

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