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Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran

You'll love working with Debbie Bliss's Blue Faced Leicester Aran yarn! Blue Faced 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
$8.95 ball $5.79 ball
  • 24 Amber - New! In Stock 5 balls $5.79
  • 25 Lilac - New! In Stock 4 balls $5.79
  • 26 Baby Blue - New! In Stock 1 ball $5.79
  • 02 Black In Stock 50+ balls $5.79
  • 07 Burnt Orange In Stock 50+ balls $5.79
  • 08 Red In Stock 20 balls $5.79
  • 11 Plum In Stock 16 balls $5.79
  • 12 Navy In Stock 17 balls $5.79
  • 16 Sage In Stock 1 ball $5.79
  • 18 Tobacco In Stock 10 balls $5.79
  • 20 Claret In Stock 26 balls $5.79
  • 22 Gunmetal In Stock 32 balls $5.79
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Debbie BlissBlue Faced Leicester Aran
 
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(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Soft (3)

Cons

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3.0

It's ok, but I haven't used it yet.

By knitwit

from Santa Monica, Ca.

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        Comments about Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran:

        The color is not as nice as I thought. Once I begin knitting with it I might like it better.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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            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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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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