Let’s celebrate the humble nettle! Doolin can also be used for all softwool patterns.
Doolin is made from 80%wool and 20% Ramie and the bigger brother of our 4ply Turin, made from a similar blend but including Silk as well. Ramie is a bast fibre, made from the inner phloem of the nettle. Ramie not only gives the yarn a gentle sheen, but also provides strength and stability needed for the heel and toe areas making it a great alternative to nylon rich yarns. Ramie doesn’t absorb dye the same way as wool does, giving this yarn a unique two-toned mottled effect.
Doolin and Turin are 'all rounder' yarns suitable for any project you set your mind too.
Like with all hand knitted items, a gentle handwash is best, however, this yarn has been washing machine tested by us and can be wool washed if preferred.
We also have some stunning patterns available for this yarn in our pattern section, designed by LBhandknits for AppleOak FibreWorks.
Ascophylia hat pattern
Sleeping in the Garden sock pattern
Rochelle Sock pattern
In a nutshell for 1 skein:
80% wool & 20% Ramie
Dyed in Ireland naturally using Chlorophyll extract (from spinach and nettle)
Origins: Wool USA, Ramie China, spun in the Czech Republic