Rainbow mini skein set.
Each skein is 20gr of 100% merino wool, for a total of 100gr in 5 different colors.
The colors in this mini skein set are:
Blue: this ultramarine blue color is made using finely powdered mineral rocks rich in lazurite (also known as lapis lazuli).
Green: this spring green color is made using finely powdered earth rich in green clay (glauconite) sourced from deposits in Northern Italy
Yellow: this lemon yellow is made using finely powdered earth rich in limonite, a yellow iron ore.
Orange: this peach orange pigment is made using as a dye a finely powdered earth rich in iron and manganese, sourced in Italy.
Red: this shy red color is made using a finely powdered reddish-brown mineral rock rich in Hematite.
Mixed with natural resins, this natural earth is then used to colour the yarn. 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, 5 different colors
Needles: 3.50mm (US 4) – 5.50mm (US 9)
Hook: 3.00mm (C) – 5.00mm (H)
Yardage: each skein is 20gr (0.7 oz) / 65m (71 yd)
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: Lapis-Lazuli, Copper Oxide, Burnt Umber, Ercolano Orange, Graphite, Green Earth, Red Earth, Yellow Ochre