Erba DK Eco Yarn

£7.00£14.00

Erba DK is a new hand dyed semi-solid “eco” yarn made from 70% merino and 30% hemp.

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Erba DK is a new hand dyed semi-solid “eco” yarn made from 70% merino and 30% hemp. Hemp fibre has been used extensively throughout history, and is widely considered to be environmentally friendly due to it’s low impact production. Also, because it’s a plant fibre it does not react to protein dyes and as such creates an interesting tweed effect.

This yarn is not as soft as many of my other yarns, but it’s very economical and comes in 8 vibrant colours. I have dyed them in small batches and while I will endeavour to keep the photos up to date, the item received may differ slightly from the image shown.

Primarily available as 50g skeins, although there are a few 100g skeins.

Due to the process of hand-dyeing yarn, some residual dye may remain. This is perfectly normal and mostly effects blues and red dyes due to their manufacturing process. We do however suggest washing all garments before they are worn to prevent colour transference. In the case of particularly bright colours, soaking the finished item in a salt and vinegar solution will help fix colours prior to washing. For more information you can see our blog post.


Yarn NameErba DK
BrandLuxury Yarns
Ball/SkeinSkein
Yarn WeightDouble Knitting (DK)
Weight50g or 100g
Length110m/50g
220m/100g
Composition70% extra fine merino 30% hemp
Needle4-4.5mm
Tension21sts 28 rows to 10cm on 4mm
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Weight N/A
Erba Colours

Mustard, Baby Pink, Pink, Coral, Turquoise 50g, Turquoise 100g, Teal 50g, Teal 100g, Purple 50g, Purple 100g, Dark Grey

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