"Pippi" Bluefaced Leicster

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Looking for luster? High twist for smoothness? A touch of nylon for durability? Pippi 80/20 BFL/nylon fingering weight has you covered. Particularly well-suited for socks that stand up to harder wear, sweaters that have a gentle sheen, dressier scarves and other accessories.

It should be no surprise that "Pippi" is named after none other than Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking. I mean, really!

Colors from left to right: Lettuce Begin, Good Day Sunshine, Tutu, TL;DR, Kelp Me, Rhonda; Redware, 12-Bar Blues, Bleeding Heart, Graisin, Bluestocking. Pictures coming soon for colors that are listed, but not shown.

Natural dye materials used may include (depending on the color) lac, madder, cochineal, logwood purple, weld, osage orange, quercitron, fustic, indigo, Saxon blue extract (indigo cooked with sulfuric acid), logwood grey, and chestnut. I mordant with alum and cream of tartar, and may also use chalk, ammonia, vinegar, or extremely small amounts of tin (only occasionally in red dyes).

Every effort is made to represent colors as accurately as possible. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

Approximately 400 yds/100 g
8 sts/1"
US size 1/2.25 mm

Although this yarn is superwash, I suggest a gentle handwashing in cool water and wool wash, then drying flat to preserve the beauty of the natural dye material. Please refer to the "Yarn Care & Knotty Problems" page for additional care information.