Abstract Cat specialises in 4-ply weight (often referred to as ‘sock yarn’) and 2-ply laceweight, in soft, luxurious fibres. I also carry some DK, aran and chunky yarn. Yarn types may change from time to time due to seasonality, wholesale costs, availability and so on, so not all currently available yarn types are listed here. The ‘core’ yarn types in my range are shown below (photos are representative examples, and do not necessarily include currently available colourways):
- Silky baby alpaca laceweight
70% baby alpaca, 30% silk, this is a two-ply laceweight with 800m per 100g skein. Deliciously soft, with a characteristic alpaca ‘halo’ this yarn has the warmth of alpaca with the smooth feel of silk, and has a beautiful drape making it perfect for beautiful lace projects.
- Bluefaced Leicester laceweight
100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, this is a two-ply laceweight with 800m per 100g skein. Bluefaced Leicester is a British sheep breed known for its long staple length and soft wool. The resulting yarn is soft with loft and a slight lustre and makes beautiful lace projects.
- Superwash Bluefaced Leicester 4-ply weight
100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, this is a 4-ply weight with 400m per 100g skein. This is a popular, soft and lustrous yarn with a great deal of versatility.
- 75% Superwash wool/25% nylon 4-ply yarn
This is a 4-ply yarn with 400g per 100g skein. This is a standard ‘sock’ type yarn with nylon added for easy care and added robustness. This yarn is more hardwearing than Superwash BFL, for example.
- Silky baby alpaca 4-ply weight
70% baby alpaca, 30% silk with 400m per 100g skein. This is the 4-ply equivalent of my ever-popular silky baby alpaca laceweight yarn, and has all the softness, warmth, silkiness and drape of the laceweight but a in a thicker yarn.
- Superwash Bluefaced Leicester DK yarn
100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, a doouble knitting weight with with 225m per 100g skein. Like its 4-ply equivalent, this is a soft and lustrous yarn.
- Bluefaced Leicester aran
100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, in an aran weight with 166m per 100g skein. This is a cosy and soft Bluefaced Leicester yarn, with a slight lustre.
- Chunky merino wave wrap
96% merino, 4% nylon, this is a chunky yarn with 100m per 100g skein. This is a cosy, soft and fun yarn consisting of a merino sliver with a nylon thread binder. It makes cosy hats and scarves and also makes a great gift.