Our "wool for men" is rustique, keeps its shape and has the look and feel of proper wool. "Bo" comes in typical male colors that women like, too.
Bo is a pure wool with a voluminous touch and long yardage, perfectly suited for large garments and home accessories like blankets, oversize cardigans, sweaters, coats etc., because it is so light.
Bo is a so-called woolen spun yarn, which means that, as opposed to worsteds pun yarns, where the yarn is combed until all short fibers are sorted out and all fibers lie more or less straight and parallel to each other, the shorter and curly fibers stay in the thread. This results in a mor voluminous, lighter yarn with great insulation characteristics. The yarn gets softer with washing and wearing.
The name derives from the founder of BC Garn, Bo Carstensen. This yarn was one of his first yarn developments - at that time under the name Yorkshire due to the typical British look and feel - and he once stated that it is his favourite yarn because it has the characteristics of "real wool". bezeichnete - damals noch unter dem Namen Yorkshire wegen des typisch englischen Looks
Bo is spun in Italy from organic raw wool from mulesing-free farms in South Amercia. It meets the strict GOTS requirements.
Patterns for this yarn can be found on Ravelry here.