Super kid ethical mohair and organic Arles merino ruffled around a silk thread
230 yds approx / 25 g
lace weight yarn, 2.5 to 5 mm needles
COMPOSITION & YARDAGE
55% Super Kid Mohair labelled RMS,Responsible Mohair Standards (South Africa)
25 % mulberry silk (China)
20 % organic Merinos d'Arles (France)
230 yds (210 m) / 25 g
GAUGE (for 10 x 10 cm of st st)
30 sts x 48 rg, 2.5 mm needles US 1
28 sts x 34 rg, 3.5 mm needles US 4
18 m x 26 rg, 5 mm needles US 8
ORIGINS AND MANUFACTURE
Bérénice is a unique blend of extra-fine Angora goat fibres from South African farms committed to animal welfare and the soft, plump wool of our organic Merinos d'Arles, spun into loops around a strong, shiny silk yarn, then combed to give the desired tousled, voluminous look.
The yarn is then dyed using ecological dyes that comply with GOTS specifications to reduce its environmental impact. We manufacture this very special yarn in Italy, near Biella.
ON THE NEEDLES
Bérénice was created to enrich the textures and colours of our yarns and open up new horizons for them. Combined with Ulysse, Gilliatt and Cyrano, it makes them discreetly shiny and irresistibly soft; combined with Albertine and Pénélope, it gives them lightness and voluptuousness for a precious knitting experience and creations.
Whether tone-on-tone or playing on more adventurous contrasts, these combinations add depth and a new sparkle to the palette of our yarns and make you want to rediscover them in a new range of projects and gauges.
It's also a beautiful lace yarn, very fluffy without being too hairy, which when knitted on its own creates a diaphanous, frothy material that's very inspiring.
This yarn is not superwash treated. We recommend washing your knitted fabric in warm water with soap or a suitable detergent. If you wish to test the wool programme of your machine, we advise you to do so first with your sample.
Bérénice is named after the sublime eponymous heroine of Racine's tragedy.