YELLOW OCHRE
YELLOW OCHRE

Yellow Ochre-dyed 100% Merino Wool

£7.20

This 100% merino wool is so lovely next to the skin. Super soft and comfortable, it is colored with 100% natural dyes creating a yarn that is just ideal for babies and a great treat for adults!

Made using finely powdered earth rich in limonite, a yellow iron ore.


Yarn Weight: Fingering Weight
Blend: 100% Merino Wool
Effect: Mineral-dyed, Yellow Ochre
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)

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Description

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 lemon color is made using a finely powdered earth rich in limonite, a yellow iron ore.
Limonite is found in stratified deposits where hydrous iron oxides form as precipitated sediment on the floor of shallow swamps and lakes. Known since antiquity, limonite is used to produce the yellow pigment known as gold ochre. Our yellow earth pigment is sourced from Cyprus:  reduced in powder,  is used to colour the yarn with a gentle cold water procedure. The whole dying 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 dying 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, Yellow Ochre
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)

Additional information

Weight 50 kg
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 5 cm