Soft wool with a tradition. In southern France, shepherds have traditionally lead their herds to the lush meadows of the Alps each summer, crossing hundreds of kilometres. This centuries-old tradition of transhumance has been continued with the Merino d'Arles sheep since 1806. These sheep are a cross between the old native breeds and the Merino breed, which Louis XVI was the first to import into France from Spain. Their wool is considered to be one of the softest in Europe, at 21 microns. Rosy Green wool sources it exclusively from certified organic animal farms - from animals that lead a good life.
The Merino d'arles yarn line was developed as a collaboration with Melanie Berg. Even before she became one of the most successful international pattern designers she discovered Rosy Green Wool because she wants to make sure the wool she uses is produced under fair conditions without harming either animals or people. Rosy Green wool and their producers are GOTS certified to guarantee that they dye without using dangerous chemicals, under strict residue controls and controlled fair working conditions.
French organic Merino d'Arles (virgin wool)
50g approx. 218 yds
Recommended Needle Size: - US 1.5 – 2.5