De Rerum Natura - Candide

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Color: Sucre Glace (03)

Sucre Glace (03)
Nougat (02)
Loutre (01)
Eau de Rose (04)
Barbe à Papa (05)
Muscari (06)
Grand Bleu (07)
Azur (08)
Sirène (09)
Citronnade (10)
Pêche Melba (11)
15

Candide is made from the wool of Arles merinos raised in organic farming in Provence and from cotton recycled on the spot by the spinning mill thanks to a patented technique that preserves the length of the fibres. 

To create this palette, part of the wool is dyed with natural plant extracts (indigo, chestnut, reseda, madder and cochineal) selected for their shade and strength. The dyed and unbleached yarns are then mixed to create the colour range according to the chosen blends and then woolen spun. 

This yarn was dyed and spun in France in the Tarn region by companies with the "living heritage company" label.

The small cotton flakes give the yarn an original texture and create a mottled look, more or less pronounced depending on the colour. It is a rather dry yarn which, like many woolen spun yarns, gains in softness and fluffiness once washed. 

It can be used for a wide range of patterns written for fingering or sport weight yarns. It is an ideal yarn for delicate mid-season projects that will benefit from the lightness of wool and the coolness of cotton.

Advice on knitting with Candide:

Natural dyes are more "living" and fragile than synthetic dyes. These colours are likely to change over time as they soften slightly. We have selected the most resistant plants and natural extracts but we advise you to avoid exposing your balls or knitted garments for a long time to direct sunlight. 

The colour "grand bleu", which contains a high concentration of indigo, may bleed slightly when knitted. Indigo pigments are non-toxic and even have beneficial anti-bacterial properties. This excess dye is easily washed off with soapy water.

The colours in this range are obtained from a complex process of natural dyeing in wool which makes it possible to have slight variations in shade within the same production batch. Before knitting your project, we advise you to check the homogeneity of the colour of the balls between them and to alternate the balls if necessary to distribute the colour nuances harmoniously.

Composition: 70% Organic Merino, 28% Recycled Cotton, 2% Other Recycled Fibers

Gauge: 22-26 stitches/4"

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 3.5mm / US1-4

Weight: Sport

Size: Approx. 50g/185m

Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry

Please note, monitors display colours differently. We cannot guarantee that the colour of the product you see on your monitor accurately represents the true colours of the product.

 

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