The range includes two undyed colours: the unbleached sucre glace and the nougat which blends 60% unbleached merino d’arles with 10% black French merino and 30% recycled cotton.
The yarn is dyed and spun in France in the Tarn region by companies with the “living heritage company” label.
You can read more about the Robinson production story in this article on the Dererum Natura blog.
For an even result, we recommend using slightly finer needles (4 to 4.5 mm) than for Gilliatt and aiming for a 10 x 10 cm swatch size of around 20 sts for 28 rows.
We particularly like it in textured stitches but it also brings a very nice natural and relaxed touch to stockinette and garter. It can be used for a wide range of patterns written for worsted or heavy DK yarns.
It is an ideal yarn for mid-season projects that will benefit from the lightness of wool and the coolness of cotton.
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” (big blue), 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.
This yarn is not superwash treated. It is advisable to wash your knitted fabric in lukewarm water with a suitable soap or detergent and leave it to dry flat away from direct sunlight, avoiding rubbing or stretching. If you wish to test the cold wool programme of your washing machine, we advise you to do so first with your swatch.