Cairo 4 is made from the soft undercoat of baby camels. The individual hairs are extremely fine with a fiber diameter of 16 to 20 microns. The wool therefore feels very soft on the skin and is comparable to cashmere. Cairo 4 has an evenly spun thread which makes it stable yet soft. The yarn has a light sheen and a very fine fluff. Due to the natural shades of the camel hair, the colors of Cairo 4 are rather muted.
The camel hair for Cairo 4 comes from Inner Mongolia and is spun in China. It is dyed in Portugal unbleached, in order to prevent unnecessary pollution to the fiber and environment.
Cairo 4 is pleasant to work with and has a very even stitch definition. It is perfect for all kinds of stitches and looks very elegant when knitted in stockinette stitch. The yarn is perfect for light but warm knitwear. The fiber is so delicate and fine that even people with sensitive skin can wear Cairo 4. As the wool is so fine it does not split or fluff when knitting, neither does it fluff when the finished garment is worn.
Cairo 4 is suitable for sweaters and cardigans as well as for accessories like shawls and hats.
Care: We recommend washing your knitwear by hand in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent. Dry flat, preferably on a terry towel, to keep its shape. Please do not dry it on a heat source or in the sun! Read more about wool care in our blogpost HERE
It is always advisable to knit your project with yarn from the same batch, so we always recommend that you order sufficient yarn for your project. If in doubt, please make a gauge swatch as soon as you receive your yarn, in order to estimate whether you have ordered enough. If you don't think you have, then you will need to order more as soon as possible to ensure you get yarn from the same batch.
Please bear in mind that every monitor will display colors differently, which may create slight discrepancies with the original colors of the yarn.
- Yarn Length: 50 g ~ 100 m | 1.76 oz ~ 109 yds
- Needle size: 4 mm | 6 US | 8 UK
- Gauge 25 stitches, 35 rows to 4" (10 cm)
- Usage: Sweater in size small ~ 250g (11 skeins)
- Yarn Weight: 50 g | 1.76 oz ~ Skein
- Fibre: Camel ~ Inner Mongolia
- Spun in China
- Dyed in Portugal
<p>We recommend washing your knitwear from camel wool by hand in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent. Dry flat, preferably on a terry towel, to keep its shape.<br />Please do not dry it on a heat source or in the sun! Read more about wool care in our blogpost <a href="https://www.pascuali.de/blog/wool-care" target="_blank">HERE</a></p>