Mid- to dark bluish grey Peruvian Highland wool 4-ply/fingering/sock yarn.
A hard-wearing, full-bodied 4-ply/fingering Peruvian Highland wool sock yarn.
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.
The yarn is actually perfect for socks, and indeed for any garment or accessory that needs a bit of extra wear. It’s smooth spun, with a nice tooth to it, and is wearable next to skin. This sock yarn 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.
Each 100 gram hank is approximately 400 metres of yarn. A great yarn for durable, comfy socks.
This isn’t superwash treated, so we would still recommend a hand-wash with gentle detergent in order to keep the colours looking their best. The yarn has been hand-dyed in a smoke-free home. Please be aware that, while I make every attempt to provide you with accurate photographs, the colours in them may vary from monitor to monitor.