About Codex (pronounced Koh'-dex):
52% silk/48% Bluefaced Leicester wool
At last, a luxurious, but hard wearing singles yarn! In general, singles yarns are more pilly than plied yarns because the plying helps to anchor the fibers in place. However, the staple length of the fiber is also a factor in pilling: if the individual fibers are short, as is the case with merino, they are more likely to pull out and pill. The Bluefaced Leicester (affectionately known as BFL) breed has a much longer staple, which is why we chose it for this yarn, and it helps to counteract the pilling tendencies of singles. Why make singles yarns at all? They are much softer, not having the extra twist given by plying, and they can show off the shine of silk much better, uninterrupted by the shadows of plies.
Codex is superbly soft and almost metallic in its shine. The silk gives it a heavy, elegant drape, while the wool content lends elasticity to keep it from growing with wear. It knits beautifully as a light worsted weight on US 7 or 8 needles. It should only be hand washed, and laid flat to dry.
All Codex colourways are named based on a literary theme, generally with sub-themes for every seasons. Books, characters, authors, genres, comics, it's all fair game!
Due to the variation in colour between skeins inherent in hand-dyed yarn, we recommend alternating skeins every two rows or every round if using more than one skein.
Note: All accompanying swatch images are done with our 'Skinny Bugga' yarn. Due to the nature of hand-painted yarn and the variability of a given colourway among bases (colour saturation, etc.), these swatches are meant to offer a representative idea of a colourway, not an exact depiction.