All naturally dyed - Zuzana has sourced this GORGEOUS untreated, non-superwash, non-mulesed, sustainable Extra-Fine Merino from Australia and it's so very special!
It's amazingly soft and squooshy, but still with a naturally elastic, bouncy handle. Despite having 400m on the skein, it's so bouncy you could use it in Sport weight patterns too.
Unusually for a 100% Merino, it has not been superwash treated so it will keep its shape and is suitable for colourwork too!
Zuzana at Trava & Wool is a wonderfully talented natural dyer and knitter.
She dyes her yarn in small amounts from her tiny studio in South Devon using plants which are foraged locally, in woods, on the fields and by the roads and natural extracts (highly concentrated powder or liquids from whole dyestuff).
We don't know how much of this stuff we can get, so if you see something here that you love, snap it up!
Washing and care:
Every skein is rinsed and wash carefully and individually to remove any excess dye.
It is strongly recommended that these natural dyed yarns are washed in ph neutral solution - even ordinary dish-washing liquid (dish-washing detergent) will do the job. Water temperature shouldn't be more than 30 degrees C. We advise that you don't use any soap on skeins dyed with cochineal.
100% Non-Superwash Extra-fine Merino (Mulesing Free)
gauge - 3.25 mm needles - 27 sts / 36 rows - 10 cm X 10 cm