I am so excited to introduce Leggero – a 50:50 cashmere silk blended 4ply yarn spun in our studio in Italy, and hand dyed exclusively for us by For the Love of Yarn. I have been designing it for some time now and it is every bit as delicious as I could have hoped.
We have 8 exciting colour-ways to choose from and they have all been carefully designed to work together or on their own. Leggero, means “light” in Italian and combines the best of both ingredients: it’s soft and light thanks to the cashmere, and yet it has strength and drape because of the silk. The result is a stunning 4 ply yarn, that is exclusive to us. We only have 250g of each colour-way for now though so don’t hang around as I expect they’ll be snapped up fairly quickly.
The colour-ways are also exclusive to us and are also available in Altopiano Hand Dyed, and Angelo Lace – although they may look quite different on the different yarns. Some of these colour-ways are also available in 20g mini-skeins (available from the drop down menu above)
Because of the nature of hand-dyed yarn – no two skeins are ever the same, and batches can look completely different. I will keep the photographs as up to date as possible.
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 Weight||4 ply|
|Composition||50% Cashmere 50% Silk|
|Tension||28 sts and 38 rows to 10cm on 3.25mm|