50% Silk + 50% Non-Superwash Merino - this yarn is gorgeous! The silk lends a heavier handle and strength. The glorious non-superwash merino gives the yarn loft and stretch. It's a perfect combo!
This soft, luxurious blend has been beautifully dyed using only natural materials (plants, flowers and sometimes insects!).
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).
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.
A note about Indigo:
As with any Indigo dyed fabric they usually do a thing called “crocking". Some dye residue can rub off onto your hands while you knit/crochet, but it doesn't bleed when wet. It is just one of those things, and won't last for forever... We think it's totally worth it for naturally indigo dyed yarn.
70% non superwash baby alpaca
20% mulberry silk
gauge - 3 mm needles - 29 sts / 36 rows - 10 cm X 10 cm