Hand Dyed Yarn // Lilac Festival on Bluefaced Leicester Sock // ROCLove Collection


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The color Lilac Festival is part of the ROCLove yarn collection inspired by all things Rochester. This hand dyed yarn is available on my Blue Faced Leicester Sock yarn base, a 100% Certified British Bluefaced Leicester superwash wool fingering weight yarn.


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Our cherished Lilac Festival typically kicks off festival season here in Rochester, when we are not under shelter in place orders that is. The festival dates all the way back to 1898 and is firmly rooted in Rochester’s heritage as the “Flower City”. The festival site, Highland Park (also a colorway in the #ROCLove collection), was donated to the City by George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry, two horticulturalists and nursery owners whose seed catalogs brought national attention to Rochester. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York’s Central Park and is home to the largest collection of Lilacs in the country. Part of the #ROCLove yarn collection, inspired by my favorite places around our flower city.

As with all hand dyed yarn variation between skeins is normal and expected. Always rotate your skeins every few rows to ensure the perfect blend of color.

Bluefaced Leicester wool is wonderfully elegant with an innate sheen combined with superior strength. The natural yellow undertone of this wool brings a rich warmth to each color and you will love the creamy soft feel of this yarn as it flows through your fingers.

Perfect for knitting or crocheting shawls, scarves, sweaters, socks and more.


Bluefaced Leicester Sock (BFL Sock)

4-ply fingering / sock weight yarn

100% certified British Bluefaced Leicester Superwash Wool

438 yards / 100 grams


Hand wash in cool water with a wool safe detergent such as Eucalan. Lay flat to dry. It is normal for some color to bleed from hand dyed yarns when washed. Cold water will help prevent this.

Hand dyed in small batches in Fairport, New York



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Weight 0.31 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3 × 3 in

Light Pink, Pink, Purple



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