Color: The Fifth Element


Made in the UK from sheep to skein

We are thrilled to introduce another new hand-dyer to our community: RiverKnits is based in the UK and maintains a strong focus on empowering creativity, promoting sustainability, and inclusion. We met owners and creators Becci and Markus (virtually) in 2021, and immediately fell in love with their story and process.

The Bluefaced Leicester breed produces wool that is strong and next-to-skin soft, making it ideal for a wide range of projects...accessories like shawls, hats, and mittens, as well as garments. The multi-colored marl adds fun, unique color to your creations. Combine skeins with each other or pair with a solid in stripes, mosaic, or stranded colorwork for some wonderful effects. Pairs beautifully with Garthenor Organic Preseli!

Becci and Markus hand dye their yarn in small batches. If your project uses more than one skein, we recommend alternating skeins. The color consistency between batches is quite good, but we recommend buying enough skeins for your project. 

Note: This yarn is not superwash wool, so it has the potential to felt. See below for care instructions.

  • Fiber: 100% British BFL Wool

  • Unit weight: 50g / 1.75 oz

  • Yardage / Meterage: 213 yds / 195 m per skein

  • Weight: Fingering

  • Texture & drafting method: Plied, worsted spun

  • Care: Hand wash and dry flat (see additional details below)

  • Gauge: 27 sts = 4"

  • Needle/hook size: US0-US5 (2.00 - 3.75mm) / F

Caring for your yarn
When it comes to blocking or washing your project, use lukewarm water with your favorite wool wash, and lay flat to dry. Do not machine wash or tumble dry this yarn. We take great care to thoroughly set the dye and rinse the yarn afterward, but differing water temperatures and chemicals can cause some dye to bleed. If you’re using it in a multicolored project, we recommend washing a swatch first to test for color-fastness.


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