Alto from Flying Goat Farm


from Flying Goat Farm
DK (11 wpi) ?
260 yards
(238 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
6.0 to 8.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 4 - 8 or 3.5 - 5mm
55% Wool - Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
45% Silk - Bombyx / Cultivated / Mulberry
smooth and shiny
Dye: Hand dyed
Put up: Winding required
Source of fiber: England
Dyed: United States, Hand dyed in Maryland
Milled: Peru

Alto is a lovely mill-spun yarn made from Blue Faced Leicester wool and silk. This wool is strong but fine, so it is next to your skin soft. It is highly lustrous from the long wool fibers as well as the cultivated silk.

The fabric that you make with it can have a nice drape. It is a great yarn for scarves, shawls, sweaters and hats. And it will make a killer sweater. Because it is mill spun, you can knit intricate patterns with nice stitch definition or you can let the beautiful colors do all the work as you knit simple stitches.

Each skein is enough for a hat, cowl or narrow scarf. This yarn will show others your discerning taste for quality and creativity.