Gilliatt is a woolen spun yarn made from a blend of white French Mérinos d'Arles (Provence) and black Portuguese merino (Alentejo valley) raised with a concern for the well-being of the animals and the valorisation of their wool.
All the manufacturing stages of this yarn are carried out in a short circuit (France and Portugal for sourcing, Belgium or Italy for washing, France for spinning and dyeing) with a constant desire for traceability and to reduce its impact on the environment.
Gilliatt is offered in natural colours resulting from the blend of brown and white fleeces: "sel", "poivre blanc", "poivre et sel", and "poivre", and in a range of subtly heathered and dyed in wool colours.
Made up of three well-twisted strands, Gilliatt is a round, soft and fluffy yarn which is perfect for about everything from a simple stockinette pullover to intricate cables.
It's a yarn that easily forgives irregularities, doesn't split and stays securely on the needles, making it an excellent choice for beginners as well.
Gilliatt is named after the beautiful, stubborn and constructive hero of Victor Hugo's Travailleurs de la mer.
COMPOSITION & YARDAGE
French mérinos d'Arles and Portuguese black merino woolen spun
270 yards (250 m) / approx 100 g
19 st x 27 rows = 4" (10cm), 4 mm needles / US 6
18 st x 26 rows = 4" (10cm), 4,5 mm needles / US 7
17 st x 25 rows = 4" (10cm), 5 mm needles / US 8
This yarn is not superwash treated. We recommend that you wash your knitted fabric in warm water with soap or a suitable detergent and leave it to dry flat, avoiding rubbing or stretching. 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 such as "émeraude" are more likely to bleed during blocking. If you plan to knit it together with lighter colours, we recommend that you test a swatch 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.