This unique yarn is a blend of 3 breeds of sheep that are local to John Arbon's mill in Devon - Exmoor Blueface, Devon Bluefaced Leicester and Devon Wensleydale. The Exmoor Blueface brings a wonderful springy nature to the yarn, the Bluefaced Leicester lends its outstandingly soft handle and lustre, whilst the Wensleydale adds its qualities of a beautiful golden sheen and fineness of fibre.
Each shade is inspired by the work of renowned 19th century French tapestry artist Jean Lurcat. There are 14 in total and each is made up of up to 5 blended pre-dyed fibre tops to create a rich melange of colour in the spun yarn. It is lovingly worsted spun in Devon by John Arbon and is truly incomparable to anything else. The colour depth and subtle shades within each colourway is a thing of beauty. This is only matched by the gorgeous handle and joy of knitting (and crocheting) this beautiful British yarn. Garments and accessories will stand the test of time whilst keeping you warm and looking amazing.
100g will give you 233m of yarn Suited for use with 3.5 - 4 mm needles
Metropolis is a recent addition to the Our Fine Yarnery family of yarn favourites. Extremely versatile given that it is strong enough to create perfect socks and yet soft enough for baby garments. I recently made a jumper for a newborn and I was impressed with the warmth and softness of this new yarn.
A careful balance of extra fine merino with just a touch of nylon for strength makes Metropolis yarn suitable for a vast range of knitting and crochet projects. The very best feature of this yarn is the extensive range of shades. You really have just so much choice to achieve your desired design effect.
Whether you are crocheting an intricate lace shawl, knitting a blanket for a newborn or creating some handmade socks for the family, Scheepjes Metropolis will more than rise to the occasion.