Delta fingering - Delft
Delta is our second limited edition yarn named after the great Storm Surge Barrier of the Low Lands. Delta represents the connection of countries on the North Sea in all of their nautical and yarny aspects. From fleece to fiber, from fishermen to patterns and from knitter to knitter; we are all connected through time & space by a thread of yarn.
Composition & Origin : 70% softest pure white Texelaar Lambswool from Friesland, 30% delightfully charcoal coloured Gotland curls from Drenthe, The Netherlands.
Yardage: fingering weight, 400 m/437 yds per 100g.
Needles: 2.75-3.5 / US 2-4
100% Naturally handdyed ecofriendly yarn for a better planet
Gathered Locally, a limited edition heritage yarn
Overview photo 1: from left to right: Delft, Zee, Zand, Delta
Overview photo 2: Aqualum, Petrol, Zee, Delft
Delta is a yarn totally unique in its appearance and behaviour and does not exist anywhere else in the knitting world. The lambswool fleeces are sourced and sorted from family farms in the Netherlands, and the fingering yarn was carefully constructed for its specifications by the Danish spinner (it's one of the closest mills from here). Through an intensive process it became a beatifully fuzzy yarn with a cool mid grey appearance and great knitting behaviour. The 2-ply fingering does not split when knitting twisted stiches or cables and rolls open to reveil lacework, at the same time the dark Gotland hairs create a delicate halo around the patterns. The yarn is full of character, lofty and soft to the touch, although sensitive knitters might find it a bit on the scratchy side.
We 've been testing it's behaviour in fair isle, knits&purls, cables and lace knitting and we can tell you it's a dream to work with!