1855 Handspun Naturally Dyed Merino

$15.99

This yarn is an artisan creation - it is handspun and naturally dyed merino wool from the hands of spinners and dyers in Peru.

The process begins by spinning the combed and carded merino fiber by hand to create a strong worsted yarn. Next, dyes that have been adapted from ancient recipes using locally available flowers, roots, barks and even insects  are used to dye the wool. The color palate is rich, subtle and like all things in nature, ever changing.

Why 1855? In 1855 everything from printing inks to textiles was colored naturally. It was the year before the creation of synthetic dyes. This company has gone back, not to 1855, but to the original process of naturally dyeing yarns.

Whether you are looking for historically accurate yarns, or you simply love natural fibers, the 1855 wool is sure to delight you. Because 1855 yarns are naturally dyed and handmade, you can anticipate subtle changes in color from skein to skein. Buy enough yarn to complete your project at one time. Alternate knitting from two skeins every few rows.

Content: Merino Wool
Weight: 100 grams
Average Length: 92 yards (Bulky)
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch
Needles: 6mm - US size 10
Care: hand wash, dry flat

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