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Pénélope is a 6 ply, worsted spun yarn made from the fleece of organically raised French Merino d'Arles and a touch of mulberry silk (south of Shanghai, China).

The silk gives this fine (21.5 microns) and exceptionally elastic wool a subtly satin sheen and a lovely drape. Just the right amount of silk to make each stitch a soft little luxury.

These very fine fibres are combed into a ribbon to increase their softness and strength, and then spun in the Biella region of Italy, as no spinning mill in France today is capable of spinning such fine combed yarn. The ribbons are twisted to create a six ply yarn, dyed in Creuse (France).

The result is a harmonious yarn, round, strong, and smooth with a subtle sheen. Its softness, drape and definition make it perfect for knitting layette, a slightly precious jumper and anything else you want to wear next to your skin.

90 % organic Merinos d'Arles (France) / 10 % mulberry silk (China)
145 yds (133 m) / 50 g

GAUGE over 4"
22 sts x 32 rows, on 3.5 mm needles US 4

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 setting on your machine, we advise you to do so first with your gauge swatch.

Pénélope is named after the beautiful, stubborn and ingenious wife of Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey