Cyrano is a large, soft, round yarn made from carded wool from a mixture of French mérinos d'Arles (Provence) and Portuguese black merino raised with a concern for the well-being of the animals and the recovery of their wool.
All the manufacturing stages of this yarn are carried out in a short circuit (France and Portugal for sourcing, Belgium and Italy for washing, France for spinning and dyeing) with a constant desire for traceability and to reduce environmental impact.
Cyrano is offered in natural colours resulting from the mixture of brown and white fleeces; sel, poivre blanc, poivre et sel and poivre; as well as a range of subtly dyed colours.
This yarn's five ply structure gives a lot of roundness for spectacular stitch definition while keeping the pillowy qualities we love about woolen spun yarns.
Cyrano is the perfect yarn for quick and satisfying projects such as hats, cozy scarves or a nice soft blanket, but also for knitting big warm cardigans that can be used as mid-season coats and children's jumpers that are particularly resistant to the challenges of the playground!
Composition and Yardage
French mérinos d'Arles and Portuguese black merino woolen spun in France
150 m/ 164 yards
100 g approx*
Gauge over 4"
14 to 16 sts and 20 to 22 rows in stockinette
5 to 6 mm needles
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 cycle of your washing machine, we advise you to do so first with your swatch.
Please note that very dark or particularly saturated colours are more likely to bleed during blocking. If you plan to knit with lighter colours, we recommend that you test a sample first. If you find excess dye in the first wash, we recommend that you repeat the rinse bath until it is clear before drying your work.
A little background information
Cyrano is named after the poet-inventor-dreamer, author of the Etats et Empires du Soleil et de la Lune and hero of Edmond Rostand's eponymous play.
* Weight between 95 and 105 g.