merino + silk | combines the shimmer and drape of the silk with the warmth and soft hand of the merino
merino + silk/mohair | adds the luster and weight of the silk core and the gentle iridescence of the mohair halo to the soft hand of the merino
merino + silk + silk/mohair | adds a liquid hand to the characteristics of CL II
How to understand the identification system:
The roman numeral identifies the fiber composition of the blend; the number indicates the weight of the yarn; and the letter refers to the blend ratio within a single weight category when it is applicable. The numbers in parentheses are informational and represent the units of each fiber in the strand of yarn.
Thus, CL III #5A:
CL III: identifies a blend of merino + silk + silk/mohair;
#5: indicates a light dk weight; and
B: refers to the yarn’s composition of 2 units of merino + 2 units of silk + 1 unit of silk/mohair.
The yarns are sold by length, not weight, in increments of 100 yds/91 m; the quantity indicated when ordering reflects the number of 100 yd/91 m units purchased. In other words, to place an order online, divide the total yards required by 100 (or meters by 91) and round up the result to the next whole number. This is the number to indicate as the purchase quantity. When the order is prepared, the total purchase will be wound into as few large balls as possible, not into individual balls of 100 yds/91 m. For the knitter, this will mean many fewer yarn joins within a single garment piece.
Only the merino blends listed above are available online and only in a single color. To order a blend not listed, or to blend multiple colors in a single strand, please contact us directly by telephone or email.
Because each order is custom prepared rather than pulled from a shelf, our return policy is necessarily restrictive. We offer several options that allow knitters to become familiar with the yarns before making a full, garment-size purchase:
shade cards: a complete set of yarn samples, every color of each yarn.
yarn sampler: approximately 80 yds/73 m of three dk weight yarns (merino #5, aplaca #6; cliii #5a) in a choice of two colorways (black/raisin/bronze or black violet/peacock/cardinal).
a swatching ball: 100 yds/91 m to sample before making a larger purchase; yarn, color and weight at the knitter’s discretion.
Returns and Refunds
Blends and custom orders may not be returned for exchange or credit.
The blends highlighted above represent only a few of those available in The Shop. Please note that in The Shop the fiber composition of each yarn is indicated by weight, not by the number of units of each fiber that compose the strand.