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NEW Sock/Fingering Weight 75% Ultrafine SW Merino 15% Mulberry Silk 10% Cashmere 5 x 100g PACK

NEW Sock/Fingering Weight 75% Ultrafine SW Merino 15% Mulberry Silk 10% Cashmere 5 x 100g PACK

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Composition: 75% Superwash Ultrafine Merino Wool (16.5 micron)/15% Mulberry Silk/10% Cashmere
Metric Count: 2/8Nm
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering weight, 2 ply construction
Meterage: Approx 400m (437 yards) per 100g hank
Origin: Australia


Description
Introducing 'Contessa', our latest luxury yarn, spun from a blend of ultrafine merino, silk and cashmere.
Ultrafine merino is as fine as cashmere and is the finest grade of merino commercially available. Only 3.5% of merino fibre in the world is fine enough to be graded as ultrafine.This batch of merino is not only ultra-soft, but also long staple for added strength and less pilling. Mulberry silk has been added for drape and lustre and some cashmere for that fuzzy halo only cashmere can provide.
The yarn has 2 plies and a medium twist. This combination allows room for the cashmere fibres to bloom and the merino fibres to plump up and support them. It is ideal for lace as the 2 plies roll away from each other to open up the lacework and reveal the pattern. This yarn likes a needle size of 3.25mm for a plump and cosy fabric or 3.75mm and above for a light and barely there feel.
I would use this yarn for items with some lace detailing and where its softness can best be appreciated next to the skin. There are 400 metres in a 100 gram skein so one skein would be enough for a cosy cowl or medium sized shawl, 2 or 3 skeins would make a very indulgent wrap and 3-4 skeins would make a fabulous jumper with lace detailing around the yoke or hem.
We recommend hand washing only for this luxurious yarn. The cashmere will bloom after washing to produce a subtle halo.

5 x 100gm hanks = 500gms total

Suggested Needle/Hook Sizes and Gauge:
Recommended Needle Size: 3mm - 4mm needles (US 2.5 - 6) and C- G hook
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Care Instructions:

Hand wash using a wool detergent, ideally below 30°C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat out of direct sunlight, do not spin or tumble dry.

The wool used in this yarn is ethically produced from sheep that have NOT been mulesed.

Price: 70.45


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