Laines du Nord
Light weight yarn
Light

Matera

100% Italian Gentile Merino Wool
Available as 50 gram x 175 yard skeins
Suggested Hook & Needle Sizes
us
6-7
mm
4-4.5
uk
8-7
hook
G6-7
Stitches per 4in (10cm)
Knit
21
Single Crochet
12-17
This 100% fine wool comes from lovingly raised ‘Gentile di Puglia’ sheep, a breed derived from cross-breeding local ewes with Merino rams first brought from Spain in the fifteenth century. After the Unification of Italy in the nineteenth century, they were cross-bred with French Rambouillet and German Merinolandschaf sheep. The result was high-quality fine wool with a fiber diameter of 18–22 microns. It has a slightly elastic and dry touch that creates zero pilling, making it ideal for all stitch work. It is also particularly suited to Fair-Isle stranded stitch-work and Nordic-style colorful pullover sweaters and cardigans.
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Matera - Sweater
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Matera - Malachite Beanie
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Matera - Crocus Beanie
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Matera - Kumquat Beanie
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Trinity Shawl
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Matera - Infinity Hat
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Matera - Infinity Cowl
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