Valentin - Merino/Alpaca/Nylon
Fibre: 60% Superwash Merino / 20% Superfine Alpaca / 20% Nylon (4ply construction)
Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4ply / 20 WPI
Meterage: 400m per 100g skein / 437.4y per 3.5oz skein
Recommended needle size: 2mm - 4mm
For socks: 2.0mm- 2.5mm
Valentin is the pink I didn't know I had in me, a dusky vintage rose orange based light pink with deep russet speckles and shades of dark pink and chocolate. There's absolutely nothing baby about this pink with it's strong La Belle Époque theme, the joie de vivre, optimism and affluence experinced after a difficult start to the period really strikes a chord. The golden age came after much hardship and hardship would come again, as the whole world is facing now, but the spirit of humanity rebels against hopelessness and it creates. It makes music, art, new fashion, food and film. We have always faced destruction with creation, we process the grief of whole societies through making anew, and we won't stop. Will one sock yarn change the world? Probably not, but it might well make you feel better and that's a very important step.
This sock yarn is an absolute treasure! The plush merino is complimented with the drapey, super soft, superfine alpaca and strengthened with a touch of nylon. This is a 4ply construction but not high twist so it fulls out beautifully after washing and not only makes gloriously soft, warm and luxurious socks but suits any 4ply/fingering weight pattern with it's mix of softness, fullness and strength. Once you touch this you won't be able to stop! Treat your feet, fingers or any other bits with this luxury that lasts. If you're after the cosiest of cosy warmth then this is the yarn for you.
Recommended care: This is Superwash Merino, Superfine Alpaca and nylon so can be machine washed at low temperatures (cool or cold) on a gentle cycle but we recommend hand washing as Alpaca is prone to felting and to keep the dye looking it’s best. Wash inside out for best results.
While we do our best to keep our colours consistent each hand dyed yarn is one of a kind so we advise alternating skeins in a multi-skein project. See FAQs for more information.