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Bouclelaine Ouessant50

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

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.

Perfect For

    • Sweaters
    • Layering

    Yarn Specs

      • Fingering weight
      • 2 ply
      • Woollen spun
      • 400 meters per 100 grams / 437 yards per 3.53 ounces
      • 50% fleeces from Ouessant, 25% fleeces from Finistère, 25% Merino d'Arles
      • Non-superwash

      Good To Know

        • 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”.
        • Fiber & yarn origin: France

        What You Could Knit With It

          Customer Reviews

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          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.


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