Elena yarn is made from 100% Romanian sheep wool. It is a traditional Romanian yarn, made following the same trusted methods that have been used for generations.
The Moeke Yarns Elena represents being close to nature: no harsh chemicals are used when cleaning, washing and spinning the wool. This yarn has plentiful of character: it is spun by machines that are 100 years old, the single ply twist and curls into a beautiful structure. It is honest: it is about going back to the basics, to the core of yarn and knitting. Any garment worked in Elena will have a rustic feel and even basic stitches will be accentuated, its grip makes for gorgeous colourwork.
The Elena is minimally processed meaning that it retains a protective layer of lanolin. Lanolin is the natural wool wax that helps sheep shed water from their coats and so, Elena is especially suited for warm but lightweight garments that that need to keep moist at bay. As a bonus, it also moisturises your hands while working with it.
Elena is undyed and comes in the natural wool shades, a deep cream and a heathered brownish grey.
Before using the yarn you can wash it in tepid water and a mild detergent, which will allow the yarn to bloom and make it softer. Elene will grow significally when washed, so make sure you always check your tension after wet blocking your swatch.
|Fibre||100% Romanian Wool|
|Recommended Needle Size||3.5mm/US4|
|Gauge||20 sts – 10cm/4”|
|Meterage||165m/180yrds – 50g|
|Care Instructions||Wash by hand, lay flat to dry.|