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Mama Qucha Sock (Peruvian Highland) – 100g

(1 customer review)

£11.20

A hard-wearing, full-bodied 4-ply/fingering Peruvian Highland wool sock yarn. 400m per 100g, and hand-wash only (non-superwash). Whilst it may not be as soft as merino, the yarn is actually perfect for socks, and indeed for any garment or accessory that needs a bit of extra wear.

10% of profits from this yarn base go to marine conservation and education charites.

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Spittingcat Kettle - Semi-solid pale grey DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Spittingcat Kettle
“Lives of the Great Poisoners” - Semi-solid mid to dark grey, with tones of blue DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn."Lives of the Great Poisoners"
Fishingboatbobbing Sea - Semi-solid dark blue, with cobalt, and navy tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Fishingboatbobbing Sea
Dreaming wicked - Semi-solid mid-blue DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Dreaming Wicked
Larked and Crowed and Belling - Semi-solid pale sky blue DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Larked and Crowed and Belling
Cockle Row - Pale surf blue DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Cockleshell Row
Captain Cat - Semi-solid mid turquoise DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Captain Cat
My True Sweetheart - Semi-solid dark sea blue, with petrol blue, teal and sea green tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.My True Sweetheart
The Chosen Land - Semi-solid emerald green with grassy green tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.The Chosen Land
Goosegog Lane - pale gooseberry green DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Goosegog Lane
Rum and Laverbread - Semi-solid dark kelp green, with ochre and olive tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Rum And Laverbread
Love, Sings the Spring - Semi-solid chartreuse green, with ochre and spring green tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Love Sings the Spring
Saint Polly Garter - Semi-solid yellow, with tones of ochre and daffodil DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Saint Polly Garter
My Foxy Darling - Mid-toned rusty, foxy orange DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.My Foxy Darling
What’ll the Neighbours Say? - Semi-solid mid to dark carmine red DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.What'll the Neighbours Say?
Rosie Probert
Call Me Dolores - Light greyish pink DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Call Me Dolores
Bach Fach - Semi-solid deep conker brown, with hints of russet and red DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Bach Fach
Old Mogul - Semi-solid dark purple, with red-violet and royal purple tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Old Mogul
Mrs Dai Bread One - Semi-solid light brown, with oakwood and tawny tones DK Peruvian Highland yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.Mrs Dai Bread One
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Description

Peruvian Highland Wool is a non-Superwash wool sourced from small farms in the mountains local to the mill in Peru where the yarn is spun. The sheep are merino/Corriedale crossbreeds and the fibre has a 27 micron count. As it’s not as fine and soft as merino, the fleeces would otherwise just go to waste – everyone wants the superfine merino. However, Andy and Jeni at Chester Wool have bought up the clip and given the local farmers a source of income they wouldn’t otherwise have had.

Whilst it may not be as soft as merino, the yarn is actually perfect for socks, and indeed for any garment or accessory that needs a bit of extra wear. It’s comparable to any other Corriedale yarn I’ve come across: smooth spun, with a nice tooth to it, and is wearable next to skin for me. The sock yarn (4-ply/fingering weight) isn’t high-twist, but has a sturdy twist suitable for socks – I’ve knit a pair up at a 8 sts per inch gauge, and they’re very durable and cosy.

The yarn is *incredibly* bouncy and springy, with a lot of body – masses of squish – and the staple length (from what I can see from pulling fibres out) is fairly long, which means less pilling. Also, the Corriedale side, with its lustre longwool heritage, yields wonderfully luminous, soft colours with my acid dyes. The stitch definition is superb, making for lusciously smooth stocking stitch and spectacular cable definition.

In addition to supporting the incomes of the Peruvian farmers, we’re also donating 10% of all profits from this yarn base to a selection of ocean-based environmental charities, with a spread of education, science, conservation and activist organisations. As many of you know, marine conservation and protection is close to my heart, with a proportion of Triskelion Yarn’s profits every month going to the Sea Shepherd charity. Given these links, we chose the name of the Mayan goddess and protector of the oceans and marine life to be the name of the new base: Mama Qucha.

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1 review for Mama Qucha Sock (Peruvian Highland) – 100g

  1. Rick

    This is great wool – I use it for weaving, and for me it has the perfect balance between softness and toughness. It copes well with being under tension, and as yet I have had no broken warp threads.
    Coming off the loom it is soft and full-bodied. So far I’ve used it for a scarf and shawl, with great success.
    Goregous colours too – thank you!

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