This is a hugely popular and versatile blend of Merino Wool and Mulberry Silk in a single ply, fingering weight. Serving up next to skin softness, silky strength, great stitch definition and exquisite depth of colour.
This glowing single ply benefits from the shine and depth of the single-ply construction AND the strength and anti-pilling qualities of the silk. It's such a pleasure to work with, and the colours are amazing.
Leila creates her magic from her studio in NW London. A culturally rich and diverse upbringing has greatly influenced Leila’s creativity, leading to a fascination with urban/cityscapes.
She is known for her intricate semi-tonals, lightly peppered with speckles, that has become the brand signature.
(The Ohra shawl shown uses Urban Legend, Urbanite and Urban Haze with one skein of pale-greeny stash yarn. Happy to make colour suggestions for your own version.)
Ingredients: 70% Superwash Merino 30% Silk
Length: 400m (437yd)
About The Urban Purl
Leila Bux, the founder of The Urban Purl, is a one woman show, creating colours galore on yarn and fibre from her studio in North West London.
A long-time crafter, knitter and crocheter, Leila began dyeing yarn as an ongoing extension of exploring creativity in colour.
A culturally rich and diverse upbringing in West London has greatly influenced Leila’s creativity, leading to a fascination with urban/cityscapes, the graphic imagery of urban dereliction and the colours generated by the natural processes of deconstruction (she’s not emo or morbid, promise!) that imbues many of her colourways with an urban, gritty quality. She is also known for her intricate semi-tonals, lightly peppered with speckles, that has become the brand signature.
A maximalist at heart, Leila creates darkly blended moody colours, as well as rich and vibrant hues with or without speckles. Yarn texture, dimension and handle are key factors when choosing the right yarns for her colours and Leila