Leggero – a 50:50 cashmere silk blended 4ply yarn, designed by me and spun exclusively for us in our studio in Italy and it is every bit as delicious as I could have hoped.
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 Luxury Yarns. They are dyed in very small batches, but if you want a larger quantity let me know.
The colour-ways are also exclusive to us and are also available in Altopiano Hand Dyed, although they may look quite different on different bases.
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 but your order may differ slightly from the image shown.
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|