And than there was the nettle. Turin is a slightly shiny 4ply and has much to offer! Spun in the Czech Republic, this yarn is made from wool blended with Ramie and Silk to produce a delicate but strong yarn with a cheeky shine to it. This is one of our favourites to use in plant dyed multi-colours – it makes the colours come alive – ever changing with the light.
Due to its Ramie and silk content, it makes sturdy socks, but it can also be used for knitting flattering garments. Beautifully soft but can be a little stiff at the beginning, this yarn will win you over in no time.
In a nutshell for 1 skein:
60% wool & 20% Ramie & 20% Silk
How we made these colours:
||Organic Cochineal **||Alum|
|Doula||Organic Hibiscus, Organic Indigo||Alum|
|Fairy's Pillow||Organic Cochineal **||Alum|
|Fire Song||Organic Indigo, Organic Cochineal**||Alum|
|Moon Blossom||Organic Hibiscus||Alum|
|Nine Tailed Fox||Rhubarb||Alum|
|River Tales||Organic Indigo*|
|Stone Garden||Organic Hawthorn||Alum|
|Swan's Song||Organic Hawthorn||Alum|
|Tearling||Organic Indigo, organic Cochineal**||Alum|
Indigo* - herbaceous plant ( you might get a bit of blue on your hands while
Knitting - that is easily washed of with soap and even healthy!)
Vegan note: please be aware that we use Lac and Cochineal dyes as well, which would be of animal origin ~ Cochineal** - small louse; Lac*** - the casing made by beetles to hatch and protect their eggs.