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We were delighted to meet Sandra in Dieppe earlier this year, and discover ‘L’Echappée Laine’  her own label which produces 2 natural french spun yarns called:

‘L’Originale’ &  ‘La Fine’ 

Both spun from 100% virgin wool from the French Alps and Pyrenees. This yarn is light, airy, full of character and rustic charm, and each 50g ball costs 5.90€ making it one of the best value for money yarns around.

L’Originale (formally called ‘Shetland’is a worsted weight/ 5mm,  great for knitting sweaters, accessories, cables and stranded colour work. Though this is not a butter soft knitting yarn, it has a crisp feel which softens with handling and wear, and will last a long time..

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L’Originale:

100%  Worsted wool  (France)
50g /100m (109 yrds)
4.5 – 5mm / US7-8
18 – 20 sts = 10cm / 4″
Hand wash separately in cool water, dry flat.
Gauge after washing: 10 x 10 cm in stocking stitch :
4,5 mm : 20 sts   X  28 rows
5 mm :  18,5 sts  X 26,5 rows
8 mm, double stranded : 12,5 sts X 19 rows
We also have a few of her own knitting patterns (published in FRENCH)
‘GALWAY’
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‘CORINTHE’
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‘TURKU’

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FAYOUM’
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La Fine  formally called ‘Shetland Fine’ is a 4 ply fingering weight ) made from 2 twisted strands which plump up after washing,  giving it a wonderful soft spongey texture! Perfect for all lacework and blocks very well.

La Fine :
100%  plied wool 4 ply Fingering
50g /200m (219 yrds)
2.25 – 3mm / US1-2.5
26 – 32 sts = 10cm / 4″
Hand wash separately in cool water, dry flat.
Gauge after washing: 10 x 10 cm in stocking stitch :
2,5 mm : 29 sts  X 44 rows
4 mm : 24 sts  X 34 rows
‘Bairbre’
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‘Paloma’
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