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Millions of new books are published every year, and reading is still one of the cheapest and easiest ways to learn new topics and information. I’m a firm believer that school is just the beginning of education. I love reading non-fiction books whilst knitting in the evenings. However when reading Principles by Ray Dalio *(links to Amazon) something happened to me that hasn’t happened before. Random phrases throughout the book triggered thoughts of new colourways for me to dye yarn. And this is just one of them.
Sabharwal is the plastic-free sister to MCN (merino cashmere nylon) yarns. It is luxurious, soft, and shimmery, making it ideal for next-to-the-skin accessories.
Made with a high quality blend of baby alpaca, silk, and cashmere. The strong, but delicate fibres in this blend are suited to the care and attention that comes from a cool hand wash only. It has a plied construction which gives extra strength, but also has a natural sheen and warmth that makes it perfect for special luxury projects.
Baby alpaca makes up 70% of this yarn. Alpaca is one of the finest luxury fibres. But even more this is baby alpaca, which is the first and finest fleece that an alpaca ever produces. Alpaca is considered to be warmer than most wool yarns, yet lighter. It is also:
- fire-resistant and will naturally extinguish a flame
- breathable and naturally wicks away water
- creates a temperature-regulating effect
- naturally renewable with alpaca growing a new fleece each year
- biodegradable, and compostable at the end of its life cycle, putting nutrients back into the ground
- resistant to odour, soiling, and water/spills (meaning less washing is needed)
- natural silky sheen
Silk is another component of this yarn and makes up 20%. Silk has an incredibly smooth surface, and is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics because as well as dust mites it also resists funguses and moulds. It is incredibly strong and durable, and can retain its beauty for many years.
Cashmere makes up the final 10% of this beautiful blend. It is a super fine fibre with all the benefits of alpaca. It is also up to three times warmer than regular sheeps wool, is wrinkle resistant, and as a very dense fibre it has none of the scratchiness that some people find in wool.