Andean 50/50 Update Collection

Andean 50/50 Update Collection


Introducing Andean 50/50–a super bulky blend of all natural, Peruvian highland wool and ultra fine alpaca. It’s expertly hand-spun by wives, mothers, and daughters of shepherds in the Andean highlands where there is a rich, hand-spun, woven textile tradition. This yarn is exquisite. It’s more than a super-bulky highland wool. It’s more than a plump alpaca blend. It’s even more than its rustic qualities, like its freckled, creamy color or its little bits of hay woven into the spun fibers that smell ever so slightly of earth and life. It’s a nod to an age-old tradition that, if not acknowledged and celebrated—empowered and supported, could run the risk of disappearing. The purchase of this yarn, not only by you, but by me as well, contributes to this empowerment. I’m honored to be a part of that.

Yarn Base Information:

Kid Mohair/Silk: 70% Kid Mohair 30% Silk; single-ply; 459 yards/50 grams; lace weight

Merino/Nylon Twist Fingering: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon; 2-ply; fingering 400 yds/100 grams

Merino/Nylon Sock: 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon; 4-ply; fingering 436 yds/100 grams

Merino Fingering: 100% Non-Superwash Merino; 4-ply; fingering 437 yds/100 grams

MCN Fingering: 80% SW Merino 10% Nylon 10% Cashmere; fingering; 4-ply; 382 yards/100 grams

Merino Single Fingering: 100% SW Merino; single-ply; 437 yards/100 grams

Merino Sport: 100% Non-Superwash Merino; sport; 328 yards/100 grams

BFL DK: 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester; DK; 246 yards/100 grams

Merino Worsted: 100% Untreated Merino Wool; 218 yards/100 grams; Worsted

Alpaca Luxe: 70% Alpaca 20% Silk 10% Cashmere; 436 yards/100 grams; Light Fingering

Yak/Silk Light: 50% Yak 50% Alpaca; 225 yards 50 grams; Light Fingering

Andean 50/50: 50% Peruvian Highland Wool/50% Alpaca 54 yards/100grams; hand-spun Super Bulky

Hand-dyed yarn tends to vary slightly both between and within dye lots due to the nature of the dying process.  If you are planning on working up a larger project which requires more than one skein, be sure to alternate skeins every two or three rows.  This helps to hide any variation between skeins.

I strongly encourage taking the  time to use the photos available in this listing as a reference for how the colorway will appear on each base offered. As is the case with hand-dyed yarn, slight variations in colorway between skeins of the same base is normal and to be expected, however any skeins within a given base that deviate drastically from my standard for the colorway, will be listed separately with the label “misfits”. Colorways will vary much more drastically across bases due to the difference in plies, fiber content, and whether the yarn is Superwash-treated.  Another reason I encourage taking the time to check out the photos within each listing. 

Please be sure to hand-wash all of your knitted items in cool water with a gentle wash.  Superwash, smooperwash!  It's best to use your hands the old fashioned way. And if a little bit of bleeding occurs on the first wash, never fear!  It happens.

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