From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
Truth be told, this yarn base is my most favourite to dye as it takes the colour so uniquely. This single ply merino yarn is nothing short of being pure luxury and now it is available in laceweight. With plenty of character, the dynamic high twist makes the yarn a little stronger but I'd definitely not recommend using this for socks as it is too delicate. On stockinette, single ply yarns have a tendency to bias but for lace work, the sky is the limit. Once washed and blocked, this sophisticated merino yarn has an amazing drape, perfect for small accessories like a shawl.
Country of Origin
Non-mulesed merino wool from South America, spun in Peru
100% single-ply superwash merino wool
Lace / 2ply weight
100 grams / 3.5 oz
2.25 - 4 mm
Notes about hand dyed yarn
Yarns are unique and there will be small differences between skeins, even if dyed in the same batch.
Machine washable but ideally hand wash in cool water and lie flat to dry