Named for Bayfield Inlet, Bayfield is our line of Bluefaced Leicester yarns and rovings. Popular with cottagers, fishermen and paddlers, the Bayfield yarns are like the inlet, rugged, unique and worth the trip. Because these these yarns are untreated (with the exception of Bayfield Sock), they retain their natural bounce and resilience and the qualities that makes wool a special fibre. These yarns make for wonderful sweaters and accessories that retain their shape throughout wearing. With a natural shine and cream color, this yarn adds depth and tonality to gorgeous GBFibre Co. colourways.

Bayfield
Sock

Fibre
80% SW Bluefaced Leicester | 20% Nylon

Skein Weight
4 oz | 115 grams

Skein Length
407 yards | 372 meters

Yarn Structure
3 ply

Gauge
7 to 8 stitches per inch

Suggested Needle Size
US 1 | 2.25 mm

Washing Instructions
Machine Washable

Socks, socks, socks, and oh socks. If you hadn’t guessed, this yarn is perfect for socks. The long staple of the Superwash BFL and the Nylon blended in, this yarn is resilient and machine washable and dryable. If you aren’t as big a fan of socks as we are, this yarn is great for kids clothing (and for people who just can’t keep their knits clean) and accessories for all ages.

Bayfield Fingering

Fibre
100% Untreated Bluefaced Leicester

Skein Weight
4 oz | 115 grams

Skein Length
378 yards | 346 meters

Yarn Structure
2 ply

Gauge
7 to 8 stitches per inch

Suggested Needle Size
US 1 | 2.25 mm

Washing Instructions
Handwash Only

Sweaters and heavier shawls are what this yarn was made for. With a 2-ply shape, this yarn is perfect for lace and will make a delicate, but rustic, sweater, shawl or cowl. Perfect for those cool summer evenings when you need a little something extra to keep the cool breezes away.

Bayfield
DK

Fibre
100% Untreated Bluefaced Leicester

Skein Weight
4 oz | 115 grams

Skein Length
252 yards | 230 meters

Yarn Structure
3 ply

Gauge
5 to 6 stitches per inch

Suggested Needle Size
US 6 | 4.0 mm

Washing Instructions
Handwash Only

Sweaters are Bayfield DK’s ideal match. With light halo, garments knit in this yarn have an immediate soft appearance, like your favourite sweater from years ago. Also, thanks to the great staple length of BFL this yarn doesn’t pill easily.

Bayfield
Aran

Fibre
100% Untreated Bluefaced Leicester

Skein Weight
4 oz | 115 grams

Skein Length
200 yards | 183 meters

Yarn Structure
4 ply

Gauge
4 to 5 stitches per inch

Suggested Needle Size
US 8 | 5.0 mm

Washing Instructions
Handwash Onl

Accessories are the name of the game for this yarn. Hats, mitts, scarves are all ideally suited to this yarn. The untreated BFL is perfect because winter wear will cause very light fulling which makes for a wind resistant accessories.