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Purple violet sport weight handspun yarn – 287 yards – BFL, Llama and sparkle 2-ply

One very sparkly handspun yarn indeed, in lovely pinks, purples and violets. It’s squishy, it’s gorgeous, it needs to be in your stash.

Tech specs:

  • total length of 287 yards/262 meters
  • Sport weight
  • 2-ply construction
  • Fibres used are BFL (Bluefaced Leicester), Llama and sparkle (78/20/2)


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Violet purple and rose pink make such a delightful colour combination and that is exactly what you get in this gorgeously sparkly handspun yarn.

I spun this yarn on my wheel using mostly some delightful Blue Faced Leicester wool (commonly known as BFL), plus a bit of soft soft Llama and finally a little bit of cute sparkle. 

This skein of yarn is mostly Sport weight (with slight variations only handspun yarn has) and there’s a total of 287 yards or 262 meters waiting for you to turn it into something glorious to hang out in your very own handmade wardrobe.

The joy of a handspun yarn

Hand spun yarns are simply special and full of character: they have a touch and feel that commercial yarn simply can’t imitate.

Each yard of fibre has passed through the spinner’s loving hand to become what it is now: a glorious, squishy skein waiting for your imagination to turn into a knitting or crochet project you can be proud of.

When crafting with handspun, you are picking up the spinner’s work, continuing the fibre’s journey, and making it your own.

Be a part of this amazing handmade artistry.

A word on colour accuracy

Please note that despite the colours shown on this yarn run true on my monitor, they can vary on your screen depending on your settings.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions2870 cm
Spinning Style

Worsted spun, Traditional

Spun From

Wool Top


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


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Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

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