The Mineral Series of merino wool is colored using natural rocks and minerals from the Earth. These earthy dyes are 100% natural, eco-friendly, and used in natural cosmetics, making these yarns perfect for our skin.
This ultramarine blue color is made using finely powdered mineral rocks rich in lazurite (also known as lapis lazuli). This bright blue pigment is mined from one of the oldest lazurite deposits in the world (Shar Shakh, Afghanistan). Reduced in powder, this blue earth is washed, sieved and used to colour the yarn. The whole dyeing process is as natural as possible and free of synthetic ingredients.
The resulting yarn has a beautiful variegated effect, leaving parts of the wool’s natural background color visible.
Our 100% natural dyeing process compacts and tights the wool fibre, which then blooms once it has been worked with the needles or hook, resulting in an extremely soft and warm finish. The colors are extremely color fast, even is a little excess pigment comes off during knitting/crocheting.
Yarn Weight: Fingering Weight
Blend: 100% Merino Wool
Effect: Mineral-dyed, Lapis Lazuli
Needles: 3.50mm (US 4) – 5.50mm (US 9)
Hook: 3.00mm (C) – 5.00mm (H)
Yardage: 50 g (1.8 oz) / 162 m (177 yds)
Tension: 30 stitches, 21 rows to 10cm/4″
Care: Hand wash and dry flat
Color fastness: yes, very color fast (hand wash)
Other shades in this series: Copper Oxide, Burnt Umber, Ercolano Orange, Golden Ochre, Graphite, Green Earth, Red Earth, Yellow Ochre