Bestiarium yarn: Fe
Fe is a very special yarn in a unique blend - 70 % light grey baby alpaca , 20 % silk and 10 % cashmere. It’s incredibly soft and has a wonderful drape that will be perfect for big, lovely shawls, relaxed sweaters and slouchy hats. The base is light grey so the colours achieved with organic dyes are all variegated and more subdued than they would have been on a white yarn.
All colours are dyed here in my forest studio, using organic materials such as plants, leaves, roots and insects. Each skein is unique and colours are non-repeatable so please make sure to get enough for the project you have in mind! Alternating skeins is always recommended with hand dyed yarns to avoid a clear line when changing skeins. Colours may bleed slightly, and shades dyed with indigo may turn your fingers lightly blue when you work with them, in a natural process called crocking.
Yarn weight: DK
Hank weight: 100 g
Fibre: 70 % baby alpaca, 20 % silk, 10 % cashmere
Length: 225 m / 246 yds per 100 g hank
Gauge: 20-24 sts per 10 cm / 4 in
Needle size: 3.25-4 mm
Care: Gently hand wash in cool water