De Rerum Natura - Gilliatt
This is a fabulous organic Merino wool which is a wire wool carded blend of French merino (Hautes Alpes Region Provences Arles ) and European Merino (Portugal) raised with concern for the well -being of animals and the recovery of their wool. All manufacturing stages are carried out in France with constant concern for limiting treatment and energy expenditure.
This is spun in two plies and is a light yarn, soft and delicately fluffy that will be perfect for fair isle, fine twists or highlight a beautifully rustic lace. It comes in natural colors from the mixture of brown and white fleeces and dyed colors on the natural base which is a mix of brown and white giving it a lovely rich depth. The blue shade however, is dyed on white giving a clear shade. Pattern support - suitable for most worsted/aran patterns, although of course, check your tension. There are also some patterns from De Rerum Natura on Ravelry for this yarn, the designer is Solenn.
Yarn Composition: 100% organic merino wool
Suggested Needle Size: 4.00 - 5.00 mm
19 sts x 26 rows, with 4 mm needles
18 sts x 25 rows, with 4.5 mm needles
17 sts x 24 rows, with 5 mm needles
Meterage: 250 metres (270 yards) approximately per 100g ball
Type & Weight: Worsted weight, 100g ball
Washing Instructions: Handwash in warm (not hot) water with gentle soap. Dry flat.