When The Fibre Co. set out to design a sock yarn, they stayed true to their guiding principle of harnessing the beauty that nature provides in a way that is gentle on our planet. They waited until a recycled nylon and an alternative to the standard chlorine processed washable wools became available. The end result is a soft yet durable yarn from Merino wool and alpaca fibres processed with an eco-friendly anti-shrinkage Easy-wash treatment. The recycled nylon adds strength and durability. They named this yarn Amble to reflect the kind of slow relaxed walking we enjoy here in the English Lake District. The shades are borrowed from the successful palette in their Cumbria yarn with the cream and all heathers using a natural ecru Suri alpaca whilst the others use a natural brown Suri alpaca.
|Fiber Type||70% Easy-wash Merino wool,
20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon
|Yarn Weight||Fingering (7 sts/in)|
|Gauge||32 sts per 10 cm (4 in)|
|Needle Size||2.5mm (US 1.5)|
|Yardage||325 m (355 yd)|
|Washing Instructions||Hand wash cool; lay flat to dry|