Triskelion Yarn

Mama Qucha Sock

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£9.60
Mama Qucha Sock is a 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Hand dyed by Caerthan Wrack of Triskelion Yarn.
Mama Qucha Sock is a 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, perfect for socks, and indeed for any garment or accessory that needs a bit of extra wear. Smooth spun, with a nice tooth to it still wearable next to the skin. The sock yarn (4-ply/fingering weight) isn’t high-twist, but has a sturdy twist suitable for socks – giving a durable and cosy result.

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.
Specifications
Manufacturer Triskelion Yarn
Origin England
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.
Weight 50g
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.
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