Fibres: 80% Wool - Merino, 20% Manufactured Fibers - Nylon / Polyamide Weight: Fingering (14 wpi) Yardage: 350 meters (383 yards) Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces) Gauge: 28.0 sts = 4 inches Care We recommend hand washing About Riverside Studio Riverside Studio a small independent company based in rural Quebec, Canada that produces high quality hand-dyed yarns. Their Canadian spun yarns are dyed in a rich palette of unique and sophisticated colours. The first experiments in colour began in a Kathryn Drysdale founder and owner studio in Wakefield, Quebec overlooking the Gatineau river. Wool and dye began to take over the space where for many years she had been painting and drawing. A knitting obsession and a desire to work with superior materials started the whole journey. Before long she was stepping over giant boxes of yarn and up to her elbows in dye. Eventually she out grew that space...
There are two breeds of alpacas. Huacaya, whose fibre is very known, and suri, which is worth knowing. Once spun, its fibre is similar to an improved version of mohair. Take a strand and replace the effect of a fingering strand doubled with mohair. Be careful, it's airy, soft and addictive.
Fibers 74 % Alpaca Suri & 26 % Silk
Meterage300 meters (328 yards)
Unit weight 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge 28 stiches = 10 cm (4 in)
Made in Orford, Québec, Canada
Care Hand wash cool, and lay flat to dry.