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Fyberspates

Fyberspates

Fyberspates is a yarn company who focus on texture and colour. They love strong vibrant hues contrasted with soft metallic greys.  They believe that texture is important to show off colour and their hand dyes are made specifically not to distract from the fabrics created with their yarns.  Their solids shades range from zingy silk blends in Scrumptious to soft pillowy textures in their Cumulus.  They create yarn that makes people happy from skein to garment.

Cumulus – a heavy lace/3 ply weight yarn, has a glistening silk core with a gentle halo of supersoft alpaca like soft pillowy clouds hence the name Cumulus.  This yarn is a delight to knit with, an alternative to mohair, the combination of the delicate alpaca halo and the smooth silk core creates the softest knits with a beautiful drape and a delicate haze without being itchy.

Cumulus

Cumulus

 

Fibre:  74% Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk

Weight:  25g

Length:  150m/164yds

Needle Size:  3 – 5mm

Tension: 24sts x 30rws on 3mm

Care:  30°C Handwash

 

Gleem Lace – is hand dyed in shimmering complimentary tones, making it perfect for giving special lace projects a ‘wow’ factor.  The combination of Bluefaced Leicester wool gives the yarn structure while the silk provides a beautiful sheen and makes the colours glow wonderfully.  The blend of both fibres makes the yarn strong enough to be blocked well and show off lace patterns to their best advantage.

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Fibre:  55% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 45% Silk

Weight:  100g

Length:  800m/874yds

Needle Size:  2.5 – 4.5mm

Tension: variable

Care:  Cool Handwash

 

 

Scrumptious Lace – a delicious blend of silk and merino wool, this yarn is a dream for lace.  The solid colours work beautifully with the most complex of patterns, showing up the texture and delicacy of lace knitting.  The silk content makes it a strong yarn, which can withstand a strong blocking, and can then hold its shape.  The softness and strength combined with the delicate shine and stunning colour palette make this yarn the perfect choice for your lace projects.

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Fibre:  55% Merino, 45% Silk

Weight:  100g

Length:  1000m/1093yds

Needle Size:  3mm

Tension: 25-30sts x 37rws

Care:  Cool Handwash

 

 

Vivacious 4ply – a robust high twist 100% Merino wool 4ply, this workhorse fingering weight yarn creates a warm but drapey fabric and makes cables pop out for glorious texture. Superb for sweaters and accessories.The hand dyed colours range from saturated bright colours to soft gentle greys and blues, perfect for stripes and colourwork.  This soft but tough yarn can be machine washed and even tumble dried on a low temperature.

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Fibre:  100% Superwash Merino

Weight:  100g

Length:  365m/399yds

Needle Size:  2.5-3.25mm

Tension: 26-30sts x 36-40rws

Care:  30°C Machine wash

 

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