If you’ve been to our farm you’ve met Parsley. He’s a wether that had a rough start in life. He truly was a “special” little lamb and got to spend much of his time in the house. When young he would follow the grandkids and play or follow us inside. This yarn batch is pure natural BFL and is a 2 ply fingering yarn. Perfect for a special shawlette.
Are locally sourced products important to you? Are you looking for small batch Blue Faced Leicester Yarns? Welcome to New Garden Yarns! Your solution for both. Our Annual Yarns are small batch, with the wool provided by our backyard flock of Blue Faced Leicester sheep’s wool. Each year’s growing conditions are different, causing slight variations in each sheep’s fleece from year to year, as well as which fleeces are put together and the weights they are spun into. So just like the annual flowers you plant each year, our BFL yarns are different each year!
Lavender 2 ply Fingering BFL
Oh sweet Lavender girl. One of our tiniest ewes. Her fleece and several of her sisters went into this amazingly lustrous 2 ply light fingering yarn. Pure Blue Faced Leicester.
Rosemary 2 ply Fingering BFL
I put two of my favorite dark natural BFL, Rosemary and Abraham’s fleeces together for this deep natural colored pure BFL yarn. It’s unusual to get this dark of a yarn without dyes as the tips of the fleece often bleach out. This year these fleeces were superb!
Really. nice lustre and will work really well with Lavender and Parsley either dyed or natural!
Parsley 2 ply Fingering BFL
Petunia 2 ply Fingering BFL cross
Oh those bouncy flowers that pop up everywhere! Petunias came to mind when describing this yarn. It’s a 2 ply fingering weight and was put together from two Blue Faced Leicester/Corriedale cross ewes. The corriedale added some extra crimp to these ewe’s fleeces, making it really bouncy and fine! It’s a lovely natural color with one white fleece and one chocolate brown fleece blending into this lovely shade. Mixing the colors gave it a lovely heather to it and it over-dyes beautifully!
Peppermint 3 ply DK BFL
Natural colored BFL, this time spun up into a three ply DK weight. Beautiful natural color that looks amazing overdyed! This yarn has all the classic characteristics of Blue Faced Leicester. Amazing drape and lustre. Put up in 200 yard hanks of approximately 73 grams each.