Our yarns are hand dyed with natural botanical materials. Heron is dyed using black beans (turtle beans), giving subtle bluey grey tones that remind us of the colouring seen in the Heron bird. This yarn is durable and easy to handle with a soft feel that can be worn next to the skin. One end of the skein has been dipped into the dye bath for longer period of time giving a darker to lighter grey/blue graduated shade which gives a striped effect when knitted.
Our yarns are colourfast and have been throughly rinsed after they have been dyed.
100% Peruvian Merino wool
Approx 47metre/50yards per 20g
Recommended needle size 3.75 - 4.5mm
Knit gauge per 10cm (4 inches) 22 stitches
Hand wash only using tepid water and gentle soap and lay flat to dry
About this wool: This wool is Peruvian merino sourced from small, independent farmers and spun in Peru. The spinners also provide training and support to the farmers to ensure they get the best from their wool to maximise the price whilst giving their flocks the best care. The company have an excellent record for trading fairly with their farmers and suppliers and regularly visit to ensure that best labour and environmental practices are being observed
PLEASE NOTE: we are careful to represent the actual colours as best we can in the photographs it is not always possible to match exactly. Also due to the nature of natural dyes there may be slight variability between batches.