Mama Qucha Sock
Peruvian Highland Wool is a non-Superwash wool sourced from small farms in the mountains local to the mill in Peru where the yarn is spun. The sheep are merino/Corriedale crossbreeds, and the fibre is not as fine and soft as merino which is the main sought after fibre from Peru, hence the fleeces would most likely just go to waste. However, Chester Wool from where Triskelion gets this fibre from, has bought up the clip and given the local farmers a source of income they wouldn’t otherwise have had.
This yarn is *incredibly* bouncy and springy, with a lot of body – masses of squish – and the staple length fairly long, which means less pilling. Also, the Corriedale side, with its lustre longwool heritage, yields wonderfully luminous, soft colours with Triskelion's acid dyes. The stitch definition is superb, making for lusciously smooth stocking stitch and spectacular cable definition.
|Fibre||100% Peruvian Highland Wool|
|Yarn weight||4Ply – Fingering|
|Recommended Needle Size||2–4mm/US0–6|
|Gauge||Varies based on stitch and needle size used.|
|Meterage||200m / 218yds per 50g skein|
|Care Instructions||Gentle hand wash in luke warm water. Wash seperately as might bleed for the first few times.|