Yarn Weight: 4 - Medium (Aran)
Yarn Ball Weight: 4 oz. / 113 g
Yarn Ball Length: 215 yards / 197 m
Knitting Tension: 17 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Suggested Needle: 5 mm, US - 8
Content: 100% Wool (French: 100% Laine)
This yarn is my new favorite for knitting toques in the Fair isle way. It makes a great background for most of my toques.
I have just begun to wind the yarn so I cannot really review the product. As I use it and I have used Briggs and Little yarns before so I expect all will be fine. It always starts out feeling a bit scratchy but after blocking I hope it will soften.
Solid, sturdy and honest. Knitting with any of the Briggs and Little yarns is a rewarding experience, though the drape may appear stiff at first and the handling could be softer and less scratchy, it blooms beautifully once washed and softens to a warm beautiful fabric...it has been my go-to yarn for comfy and warm sweaters. Being a tight knitter, i have often cursed this wool, especially when knitting stranded patterns, but then again, i curse alot when knitting any stranded pattern. Despite this, the results are always great and this yarn, in any of its forms is well worth the detour. I wish they produced more colours but the colours they have are good, and the price cannot be beaten. A+
Great, hard-wearing yarn that softens once you wash it. Excellent selection of colours. It's woolen-spun, which means it's light but warm.
It is thinner than I expected and it has a smell that gave me a headache to work with, not sure if the smell is from the dye used or something else.
I love all Briggs & Little yarn. I particularily love this colour. It is a neutral colour that goes with everything. I love this yard so much because it looks and feels like real wool. It knits up beautifully, is warm and very reasonably priced. I love that its a Canadian product too. I almost exclusively knit with this brand.
Nice stitch definition. Same look and feel as much more expensive US yarn...but don't tell anyone...