This yarn uses 100% Bluefaced Leicester superwash wool from sheep in the British Isles bought from the British Wool Marketing Board. The Bluefaced Leicester sheep breed is well known for producing some of the finest British yarns - it's wonderfully soft (26 micron) and has a characteristic lustre or silkiness, making it wonderful to work with. BFL superwash DK is made with 100% superwashed BFL wool. This means the fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore it will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed. It is a great easy-care yarn.Meterage: 225m (246 yds) per 100gTension: 22 sts x 28 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 4mm needlesYarn Weight: DKHank Size: 100gOrigin: UKCare Instructions: Hand wash, Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting. Could be stranded with our suri alpaca silk haze from our lace section to create a beautiful halo on your knitting/crochet.