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currel | 4ply

I close my eyes ~core~
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{currel - east anglian origin - a small stream}

We are in love with this gorgeous woolly yarn! Spun from the fleece of the Peruvian Highland sheep (a cross between the Merino and Corriedale breeds) this fingering weight yarn is bouncy and has proper 'bite'. It has a slightly more relaxed twist than the sport weight version and is a little less 'springy' as a result and while definitely more rustic than merino and other 'soft' fibres, this 27 micron yarn knits into a fabric that we think is plenty soft enough for most wool lovers to wear next to the skin. Not superwash treated, it will wash and wear beautifully for many years if treated with care and it is a dream to dye. We dye it in as many of of our ~core~ semi-solid, tonal shades as we can realistically keep track of so it's great for stranded colour work – cozy cardigans, warm sweaters, and fabulous accessories.

We dye this yarn on 50g skeins so you can mix and match for colourwork and fair isle projects and also offer it dyed-to-order so you can order more than we have in stock and it will be dyed as a batch (some variation across skeins may still occur)

This yarn has its own 'sweater quantity' discount ~ Buy 12 skeins in any combination of shades and across our ready-to-ship and/or dyed-to-order options and get 15% OFF ~ Discount applied automatically ~ 

We dye Currel in small batches using a variety of techniques to develop layered tonal and semi-solid shades. 

Currel is spun from fibre that has not been superwash treated and should be hand washed 'cold' to prevent felting/fulling and to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.

Even within a dye batch (usually six skeins), each skein is unique and as with all small batch, hand dyed yarn that doesn't have dye lots, we recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid noticeable changes between skeins and avoid tonal pooling.

We use professional acid dyes with good light and wash fastness and do our best to exhaust every dye bath and to reuse water wherever possible to reduce any further environmental impact. Occasionally a small amount of 'loose' dye may remain in the yarn after rinsing (most likely with deeply saturated shades) and we always recommend hand washing in cold water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.