Category: Fingering /4 ply
Composition: 70% merino /20% yak/10% nylon
Length: 401m /438 yds
Unit weight: 100 g
Gauge: – 28sts = 10cm on 3mm
Needles: 3 – 3.5mm
Washing guide: Gentle hand wash recommended, dry flat.
As with all hand dyed yarns some highly saturated colours may bleed so add a little white vinegar to your first wash to set the colour. Take care when choosing your colours for a project. Bear in mind that if you choose a pale colour and also a bright red that bleeding may occur!
Kaleidoscope’s rating = KKKKK
Skin softness : 5 /5 – both merino and yak are very soft and comfortable.
Colour palette: 5 /5 – hand-dyed on a dark base yarn colour
Pattern usage : 5 /5 – 4 ply is one of the most common bases.
Value for money: 4 /5 – most hand-dyed yarns are around this price.
Wear and tear: 5 /5 – Good if you hand wash and treat with care but you can machine wash on a wool cycle if needed.
LITLG yarns are expertly hand-dyed in small batches in Ireland by Caroline and her husband. Sturdy and textural stitches with good fabric structure.
Earth is a lovely high twist fingering and as the base colour is darker due to the yak all the colours are darker, earthier shades. This 4 ply yarn is perfect for clothes and accessories and could also be used for socks.
(The photos of each color are representative of the colorway, but on different monitors the colour can vary slightly.)