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Bouclelaine Ouessant50

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Ajonc - Ouessant50
Argile Rouge - Ouessant50
Eucalyptus - Ouessant50
Cendre Naturel - Ouessant50

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Blending fleeces from sheep raised on Ouessant (France's western-most island) and in Finistère, Brittany, and integrating some Merino d'Arles, also raised in France, Bouclelaine's Ouessant50 is a wonderful embodiment of what sustainable yarn companies rooted in their communities do these days. It's woollen-spun into a fingering weight which makes it perfect for light sweaters and layering pieces.

• Non-superwash
• 100% French wool (50% fleeces from Ouessant, 25% fleeces from Finistère, 25% Merino d'Arles)
• Fingering weight: 400 meters per 100 grams / 437 yards per 3.53 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 3.25 - 4mm / US 3 - 6
• Woollen spun, 2 ply

• Fleeces are lovingly hand-selected by Clotilde and Brigitte, the mother-daughter duo behind Bouclelaine.
• They're then sent on to small companies in Creuse and Ariège (France) to be spun up and dyed.
• Bouclelaine's work is part of the French woolcraft development supported by the European association “A.T.E.L.I.E.R. laines d’Europe”.

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Kathleen Ward
Boirina Beautiful

I knit a Boirina sweater in Bouclelaine Ouessant50 Eucalyptus and finished it in time to wear on St. Patrick’s Day! I love this sweater. The sweater is wonderfully comfortable, and the yarn has shadings in it that give depth to a color that might have been too much. Not here. I find this yarn, the color, and the pattern to be a perfect match. The side cable and sleeve stitches show up beautifully. Simple, but elegant. My kind of FO.
The yarn has a bit of “scratch” to it that causes me to visualize sheep grazing in the French countryside. So glad they didn’t process out the natural feel of the yarn.

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Eunah Choi

Bouclelaine Ouessant50

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eknits
Ouessant 50 by Bouclelaine

I love this yarn. It’s woolly, so you feel it, but as their website says, it’s not itchy. It does all the things you want a wool to do well - textures, cables, ribs and just plain jersey or stockinette too - the result is not totally flat but retains a bit of character. And the colours are fabulous. I used it for Boirina (cable sides, plain front and back, in Malachite, a deep rich green - it’s really a perfect yarn for this pattern) and am now making a striped brioche shawl with the leftover plus a new color found on Making Stories’ site called Eucalyptus - less intense and heathered with a darker green, it’s really beautiful too. High quality at a very reasonable price, what more could you want from a yarn?! I suspect both the sweater and shawl will last a long time too.


Bouclelaine Ouessant50 Projects

Boirina Sweater

Boirina is an everyday and easy to knit sweater, a timeless piece for every wardrobe. It's knitted bottom up and in the round, with drop-shoulder sleeves making it super wearable. The sweater features a "secret" cable panel on both sides that continues in the sleeves. With a recommended ease of 20-25 cm / 8-10” at the bust, the sweater gives a relax fit that suits every body type. Designed by Elena Solier Jansà.

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Coill Mittens

From Eimear Earley, the designer: "Coill (Irish for ‘wood’ or ‘forest’, pronounced ‘kyle’ or ‘kweel’, depending on dialect) is a pair of lightweight mittens with cable motifs. The all-over cable and travelling stitch motif is inspired by an imagined setting for a campfire: a clearing, surrounded by trees, with twisting branches overhead, and tangled roots underground, sheltering the campers, hidden wildlife, and imagined magical creatures from fairy tales."

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