As you know, we love West Yorkshire Spinners yarns so this review is about their baby yarn Bo Peep. Produced in two weights, DK and 4-ply and with fabulous pattern support for both knit and crochet, Bo Peep is a favourite for baby and children’s items. The mix of Falkland Island wool and nylon makes it soft and wearable while being easy to maintain and can be made into adult garments too. Bo Peep Pure was added to the fold this year too, a 100% wool version, which we don’t stock at present (other than in the Botanicals yarn pack) but can easily order
The colour range is larger for the DK than the 4-ply but both yarns have solid and variegated tones and are the DK in particular is not limited to traditional baby shades. Some of the more intense colours look lovely made up and give a much more modern feel to traditional baby knits.
Mainly for baby and children’s garments and nursery accessories although it is a good all round yarn.
52% Falkland wool/48% nylon on 50g balls
DK has 112 metres per ball while 4-ply has 200 metres
Both work to typical DK and 4-ply tensions.
This had been a really popular yarn for us and knitters and crocheters alike love it. The pattern support has a mix of traditional and modern available in pattern books. We love the crochet pattern which has the pattern for a bear and then every item in the book has matching projects for child and teddy. As well as being sold separately, WYS have put together two yarn boxes with the patterns for a knitted baby blanket and a crocheted one which are very pretty. The yarn is soft and easy to work with and we particularly like the wide range of shades.
(0= not itchy at all 'I could wear this next to my skin' and 5 =very itchy 'I can't wear this'
Ruth's rating: 0
Good quality baby yarn with lots of colours to choose from both traditional baby shades and brighter colours.
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