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Georgian Bay Fibre Co. Bayfield DK

Georgian Bay Fibre Co.

Georgian Bay Fibre Co. Bayfield DK

$19.98 $26.95
  • Yarn Weight: Sport
  • Meterage: 252 yds (230 m)
  • Ball/Skein Weight: 115 g
  • Sugg. Gauge: 5 to 6 sts = 1" (2.5 cm)
  • Sugg. Needle Size: US Size 6 / 4 mm
  • Fibre Content: 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool
  • Construction Notes: S-twist; 2 ply; medium-twist
  • Country of Origin: Canada

Georgian Bay Fibre Co. yarns are a unique Canadian offering. Dyed by hand in Parry Sound, Ontario, by graphic and knitwear designer Carla Pletzer, these yarns are a beautiful example of how an artist’s sense of colour and environment can transfer from one medium to the next with captivating results.  The GBFC range of colourways create a cohesive aesthetic that make project planning a pleasure.  In addition, the name of each yarn entices you to research the colour’s inspiration.  Each skein is an invitation to create a background story for your project, before it even begins its journey as a garment or accessory.  This is a richly creative playground for fibre artists.

Bayfield DK is a double-knitting weight yarn made up of 3 plies of Blue Faced Leicester wool.  BFL is a Longwool breed which means that its fleece has a generous staple length (it has longer fibres).  BFL boasts the finest fleece of the Longwool breeds, which translates into the yarn in two ways: first, the fleece is fairly soft to begin with, which gives it a nice natural hand; second, because the staple length is fairly long, it isn't necessary to spin the fibre as tightly as other breeds with shorter staples (such as Merino).  The result is a nice, lofty yarn, with all the softness you could wish from natural wool, with the added shine and subtle halo of Longwools.  Plus, the extra loft traps more air, which is one of the prized insulating qualities of wool.  This is one cozy yarn, perfect for sweaters.

A note on colour: Although I do my very best to capture the colours of the yarns accurately, differences in lighting, display settings, and computer screens can affect how you see the colours represented.  A good way to double check that you're getting the colour you expect is to visit the yarn's Ravelry page and check out others' pictures of the colourway you're after.

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