Alb Lino 100g Schoppel: Col 7490
This mix of wool and linen is the perfect combination of cool and bouncy. Linen tends to be a strong fibre, so if you're looking for an alternative to nylon in your sock yarn, why not give this a try? The linen gives the colours a slight tweed effect which gives your finished object a timeless look. The lambswool is soft against skin, which makes it a lovely choice for garments too.
85% Virgin LambsWool
Makeup - Size 100gm ball (400 meters / 437 yards)
Tension - 42 rows x 30 sts - 10cm (4") sq
Needles - 3-4mm (can be used with smaller needles for socks!)
Reshape whilst damp
Do not Tumble Dry
Why do we like Schoppel?
First of all, they are committed to taking responsibility for where their yarns come from and where they end up. As an example, they have replaced the Polyamide (Nylon) in all yarns (Zauberballs too!) with the biodegradable 'Amni Soul Eco' nylon (which biodegrades in landfill in just 5 years). A fantastic improvement!
On a lot of their ranges, they tell us exactly where the fibre came from- which is great if you're keeping track of how many air-miles an item has before it gets to you. They are based in Germany, which is also pretty close to the UK, and they process everything there with some self-developed machines and some patented machines.
They offer GOTS certified Organic Merino from areas of land that are no longer used for agricultural purposes, such as in Patagonia and on the Swabian Jura mountain range in Germany. There's absolutely no mulesing there either, which means the animals enjoy a life in harmony with nature.