Laines du Nord
Medium weight yarn
Medium

Vasto

100% Italian Gentile Merino Wool
Available as 50 gram x 137 yard skeins
Suggested Hook & Needle Sizes
us
8-9
mm
5-5.5
uk
6-5
hook
H8-I9
Stitches per 4in (10cm)
Knit
17
Single Crochet
11-14
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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Granny Square Coat
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Vasto Sweater
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Vasto - Hobo Bag
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Vasto - Evergreen Mittens
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Vasto - Xmas Mittens
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Vasto - Bicolor Mittens
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Vasto - Mittens with Buttons
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Christmas Cushion
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Blue Island