BumpyYarn Bases


BumpyYarn Bases.

I offer 4 ply/fingering/sock yarn, DK and Aran yarns.

BFL - is a UK sourced yarn base. Two of my other yarn bases were locally sourced. All my yarn bases are selected because the supplier has chosen Shepherds that love the sheep they rear and do their best for their animals. They use a very safe and animal-friendly shearing process which is regulated and all my yarn is 100% mulesing-free.

 

What does pure wool mean?

Pure wool = scratchy? No! Pure wool simply means that the wool was obtained from living sheep by shearing, the sheep was sheared and survived!


Merino wool, which is widely regarded as "soft", is also pure wool. The term pure wool has nothing to do with scratchy or non-scratchy. All types of wool that I offer contain pure wool.

If you want information about the softness and thus the fineness and quality of wool, you have to know what level micron the yarn is.
The "micron number" provides information about the quality of the processed wool fiber.


What does micron mean?


A micron corresponds to a thousandth of a millimeter and indicates the fineness of the wool fiber. Ranging normally between 18-35.

The higher the micron value, the coarser the fiber. The lower, the finer. Extra fine is wool that is between 18-21 microns. For wool that is to become something hard-wearing (e.g. socks), the number of microns should be higher (between 24 and 28).
Please see the individual yarns I offer below, to see their micron values.
Please remember, with all Super Wash yarns, they have a tendency to grow once washed. This is a natural occurrence. When knitting a garment, please remember to follow the pattern, swatch and follow gauge, then wash and block the swatch so you can see how the yarn grows. 

Fingering Yarn

Sturdy Yarn

Sturdy 4 Ply Yarn is our wonderful pure wool/ nylon yarn which is a hard wearing  dimensionally stable and soft wool. It is pollutant free and mulesing free in accordance with Oekotex Standard 100.

75 / 25 SW Pure Wool / Nylon Yarn 

Sturdy yarn is 28 Microns, perfect for socks, but also for shawls and sweaters etc. 

Thanks to the Superwash finish, it is also machine washable and non-felt.
This yarn is perfect for sock knitting.

100g Skein - 420 metres / 459 yards.

It is recommended as machine washable, but for best results, we recommend hand washing in cool water and dry flat. Sturdy Yarn

Soft Yarn

Soft 4 Ply Yarn is velvety soft and dimensionally stable wool, twisted from four threads. It is pollutant free and mulesing free in accordance with Oekotex Standard 100.

75 / 25 SW Fine Pure Wool / Nylon Yarn 

Soft yarn is 25 Microns, perfect for a softer sock or shawls, sweaters, baby items etc. 

Thanks to the Superwash finish, it is also machine washable and non-felt.
Let yourself be enchanted by our velvety Soft yarn.

100g Skein - 420 metres / 459 yards.

It is recommended as machine washable, but for best results, we recommend hand washing in cool water and dry flat. Soft Yarn

Super Soft Yarn

Super Soft 4 Ply Yarn is a luxurious soft and dimensionally stable wool, twisted from four threads. It is pollutant free and mulesing free in accordance with Oekotex Standard 100.

75 / 25 SW Merino / Nylon Yarn 

Super Soft yarn is 19 Microns, perfect for shawls, sweaters, baby garments or a very very soft sock, more like a house sock, than a hard wearing every day sock.

Thanks to the Superwash finish, it is also machine washable and non-felt.
Let yourself be enchanted by our luxurious and cuddly Super Soft yarn. 

100g Skein - 400 metres / 437 yards.

It is recommended as machine washable, but for best results, we recommend hand washing in cool water and dry flat. Super Soft Yarn

 

Luxus Yarn

Luxus 4 Ply Yarn is a beautifully soft and dimensionally stable wool. It is pollutant free and mulesing free in accordance with Oekotex Standard 100.

89 / 11 SW Merino / Nylon Yarn 

Luxus yarn is 20.5 Microns, perfect for shawls, sweaters, gloves, baby garments or a very soft sock, more like a house sock, than a hard wearing every day sock.

Thanks to the Superwash finish, it is also machine washable and non-felt.
Let yourself be enveloped in this wonderfully soft Luxus yarn. 

100g Skein - 400 metres / 437 yards.

It is recommended as machine washable, but for best results, we recommend hand washing in cool water and dry flat. Luxus Yarn

 

BFL 4 ply/fingering/sock Yarn

Bluefaced Leicester is British, and is sourced from small farms in the UK. It meets  the British Wool Marketing board standards. The fibres are scoured and Superwash Treated in the UK to the highest environmental standards possible.

 

75 / 25  SW Bluefaced Leicester Wool / Nylon

100g Skein - 425 metres / 465 yards.

It is recommended as machine washable, but for best results, we recommend hand washing in cool water and dry flat.

 

DK Yarn

Double knitting yarn is perfect for a quick project. One skein of yarn will make a quick pair of socks, hat, mittens and two skeins, a lovely sized shawl.

The Superwash Merino comes from Argentina, Uruguay and Europe and is sourced from many farms of varying sizes, from smaller to larger farms. The fleeces are collected together from small farmers and then processed on a larger scale. Everything is ethical and with the thought and care of the sheep. 

75 / 25 SW Merino / Nylon

100g Skein - 225 metres /  246 yards.

Aran yarn

Bluefaced Leicester is British, and is sourced from small farms in the UK. It meets  the British Wool Marketing board standards. The fibres are scoured and Superwash Treated in the UK to the highest environmental standards possible.

Aran yarns are perfect for those projects you need to knit in a hurry. Great  for hats, cowls, fingerless gloves etc. anything you want to be warm and snuggly.

100% SW Bluefaced Leicester Wool

100g Skein -166 metres / 182 yards