Milburn 4ply from Eden Cottage Yarns
Milburn 4ply
Eden Cottage Yarns
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15
218 yards
(199 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
28.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 1 - 6 or 2.25 - 4mm
2mm - 4.5mm
85% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
15% Silk
plied
yes
  • Care:
  • Superwash
  • Color:
  • Semi-solid
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Source of fiber: United Kingdom

Beautiful British superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool blended with silk to create a 4ply yarn ideal for a wide range of projects. We now have 20 classic ECY colours to choose from! If you need help with colour combining please have a look at the Flickr album I created HERE.

This yarn is lustrous and drapey, but also lightweight and warm to wear. It is spun as a standard 4/16nm 4ply weight yarn, however you may find that it feels fine - this is just because the fibre is very smooth and lustrous, plus it’s worsted spun which keeps it smooth and means there’s less chance of pilling (we have found that this yarn does not pill).

The fibre is of course British, it is combed and spun in Italy (because we love their work), then dyed in smallish batches, balled and labelled all in Yorkshire, which is where Eden Cottage Yarns is also based.

The darker colours such as Night Sky and Dogwood bleed if washed by hand with any sort of detergent/soap, so we recommend either washing them in plain water, or using them alongside other darkish colours too. We have tested them in the washing machine alongside Natural and there was no staining on the Natural, but please just be careful of it.

popular colorways

Althaea

18 stashed

29 projects

Autumn Fields

9 stashed

22 projects

Black Tulip

29 stashed

50 projects

Blossom

31 stashed

26 projects

Bramble

23 stashed

28 projects

Catmint

17 stashed

32 projects

Charcoal

19 stashed

30 projects

Damson

83 stashed

82 projects

Dogwood

8 stashed

8 projects

Estuary

22 stashed

23 projects

Fern

4 stashed

8 projects

Grey

41 stashed

42 projects

Harvest Gold

67 stashed

86 projects

Misty Woods

23 stashed

13 projects

Moss

9 stashed

9 projects

Mustard

45 stashed

44 projects

Natural

36 stashed

69 projects

Night Sky

104 stashed

106 projects

Rain

32 stashed

40 projects

Rust

71 stashed

57 projects

Steel

62 stashed

96 projects

Tea Rose

21 stashed

29 projects

Thyme

14 stashed

13 projects

Wicker

14 stashed

21 projects