Dererum Natura Gilliatt

£11.00

Fibre: 100% European Merino wool
Yardage: 250m per 100g ball
Gauge: 17-19 stitches per 10cm
Recommended needle size: 4-5mm

We love all our yarns but we have a particular soft spot in our hearts for the family of De Rerum Natura yarns. It is a DK weight yarn with a 3 ply, rounded structure making it perfect for showing off cables, lace or miles of plump stocking stitch. Because it is woollen spun and contains a lot of trapped air, it is both generous in its yardage for its weight and functions well at a range of gauges. It can be used successfully for patterns that specify worsted weight yarns as well as DK. This is one of our go to yarns for garments and accessories alike.

For those people who love a yarn with an impressive and traceable heritage Gilliatt does not disappoint. It is spun from white Maco merinos descended from the Merino D’arles and Merino Rambouillet breeds. They are raised in the Alps of Haute-Provence. For all but the palest shades, the wool is blended with fleece from black merinos from the Creuse which when overdyed gives the yarns a sophisticated tonal movement. The fleece is locally carded and spun using traditional techniques and equipment at the Rougnat spinning mill, minimising production miles.

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Description

Gilliatt is a woollen-spun yarn from a new breed of white maco merinos descended from the Merino D’arles and Merino Rambouillet breeds. They are raised in the Alps of Haute-Provence, and their wool is blended with fleece from black merinos recently introduced in the Creuse.

The fleece of these Maco Merinos is carded and spun using traditional techniques and equipment at the Rougnat spinning mill, creating the soft and generous balls of Gilliatt and Ulysse wool.

The loftiness of the yarn makes it very versatile in terms of stitch gauge. Change your needle size to vary the gauge as follows (all numbers are approximate):

 19 sts x 26 rows, with 4 mm needles

 18 sts x 25 rows, with 4,5 mm needles

 17 sts x 24 rows, with 5 mm needles

This versatility with gauge makes it an ideal substitute for US worsted weight yarns such as Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter

Additional information

Yarn Brand

De Rerum Natura

Yarn Weight

DK/Sport