Wool Dreamers Cautiva
Fibre: 100% Spanish Merino Entrefino Wool
Yardage: 170m per 50g ball
Gauge: 24 – 21 sts to 10cm
Recommended Needle Size: 3 – 4 mm
Cautiva takes its name from a local legend about Doña Elena who was imprisoned in a tower, but manged to survive thanks to a miraculous raven who brought her bread each morning.
Now thanks to the entire Wooldreamers community, the mill has been able to do as the raven did, by helping to revive and support Spain’s rich, but abandoned tradition of wool making.
Cautiva is made with the same merino-manchega blend from local flocks, and woollen spin as its thicker sibling, Mota, but knits to a lighter weight sport-ish gauge.
The yarn is soft, lofty and surprisingly plump for its meterage. The wool dyed over a heathered base giving extra depth to the colours. It has slightly felty finish which gives knitted fabric a comforting warmth.
The yarn is an extremely good match or substitute for Dererum Natura Ulysse and the two can comfortably be used together in the same project.