Wow. Thursday evening I got this cone of BFL Fingering. It had been for a single special order, so I didn’t really need a LOT.
That little pink cone on the left is the remainder of one of my regular 3.3 pound cones of the Primo Lace base yarn, and those cones are about as big around as that MONSTER cone. A 3-pound cone is supposed to give me 12 quarter-pound skeins, plus a wee bit leftover, regardless whether it is sock or fingering or lace. So you can see I got quite a bit more than I anticipated on this BFL fingering. When I weighed it, the cone was 4 pounds 9.5 ounces, so I expected 18 skeins. The cone (I just weighed it) is 3.3 ounces.
The yarn was advertised at 2000 yards per pound, so I measured out 500 yards per skein, plus 4 yards for tying off.
This is the result. The cone is EMPTY, and there are exactly 18 skeins of BFL Fingering to dye up. I’ve never had a cone measure out to my expectations so precisely before. And since 4 of these are already claimed and overdue, it means I have 14 skeins available for playtime dyeing.
This is a much softer yarn than my Knitterman’s Fingering, and not nearly as firmly twisted, so it will be lovely for so many projects — of course the normal array of shawls and scarves, but also lightweight sweaters. I wouldn’t personally consider using it for socks, unless you used a 0000 needle to make a firm fabric.
If the feedback from today’s resulting BRS dyes is favorable I will consider adding this to the line-up of yarns, where it will be $20.00 a skein for 500 yards of BFL fingering.
Be watching the blog for the results later this evening or tomorrow morning. :-)