Bluestocking is 80% Bluefaced Leicester wool/20%nylon. Bluefaced Leicester is an English breed of sheep with long lustrous, strong fibers suitable for projects that require a durable yarn. Bluestocking is a three ply yarn, put up in generous skeins of 420 yds. It knits up at 8sts/inch on US size 1 needles. Recommended needle size 1-3 for socks and mittens. Great for shawls and garments on larger needles. This yarn makes us happy because it feels like real wool and we swear it smells sheepy, that's a good thing!
An intellectual or literary woman. Another reference to blue stockings may arise from the time when woollen worsted stockings were informal dress, in contrast to formal, fashionable black silk stockings, a symbol of rebellion and non-conformity in certain circles.