The fluffy offerings just seem to get better and better! And here's another one which thankfully contains no plastic (acrylic):
Cirro is a delightful sport weight yarn that combines the long, lustrous Suri alpaca fibre with Merino Wool. The brushed (read "fluffy") effect is created by wrapping this blend around an organic cotton binder thread to achieve a light and airy yarn perfectly balanced for body and drape.
Cirro creates a delightfully soft haloed fabric that is light as a feather and easily worn next to the skin. It also knits beautifully held double with several other yarns from The Fibre Co. including Acadia, Arranmore Light, Canopy Fingering, Cumbria Fingering, Luma and Meadow.
As well as being heavenly soft, we're particularly impressed with the gorgeous range of colours, the ethically sourced fibres, and the price! Also, somehow it's possible to produce gorgeous lace garments with this fluffy stuff as well as stitch definition, as you can see in the images of patterns designed for Cirro.
Ingredients: 40% Suri alpaca, 40% organic cotton, 20% Merino wool
Length: 225m (246yd)
Gauge: Sport - DK 4mm (US 6) 23sts = 10cm (4")
The Fibre Co's story began in 2003 in an old warehouse on the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, USA with a small spinning mill, lots of raw natural fibre and owner/founder Daphne Marinopoulos' vision of creating yarns that she couldn't find on the retail shelves. From these humble beginnings to today's global brand now based in the United Kingdom, The Fibre Co works with a variety of producers and artisans to continue creating yarns that delight and inspire the enthusiast maker. To hear the story in her own words, watch and listen as Daphne talks about fibres, dyeing and yarn development on some of the most popular video and audio podcasts.