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Countess Ablaze

Throwing shade - Rebel Fingering - Merino, yak and silk


Throwing shade - tonal shades of violet purple hand-dyed yarn

  • Base name - Rebel Fingering
  • Country of origin - Merino from South America, Yak from Tibet & Mongolia and Silk from China
  • Fibre - 60% superwash merino, 20% yak, 20% mulberry silk
  • Thickness - 4ply / Fingering weight
  • Weight - 100 grams / 3.5oz
  • Length - 366 metres / 400 yards
  • Needle size - 2.25mm - 4mm
  • Washing guidance - machine washable at low temperatures but hand washing in cool water recommended

Hand-dyed yarns are unique and each skein can have subtle differences. If using more than one skein, alternate skeins every few rows to blend the colours.

 

Our newest luxury yarn is all the rage according to Julie Knits in Paris and who are we to argue? When we asked her recently what was missing from our yarn lineup, this was her answer.

It's kitten soft with almost a beaded effect on the surface due to the ply. This would make a perfect shawl or sweater and even better, can be machine washed at a low temperature (although we still recommend hand washing).