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. Therefore, the wool 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.
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.
It is advisable to always order enough yarn for your desired model to ensure you knit your entire project with yarn of the same dye batch. In case of doubt, please make a gauge sample immediately after receiving the yarn. In this way, you can estimate whether you have ordered sufficient quantity and, if necessary, reorder directly.
- 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 hanks)
- Yarn Weight: 50 g | 1.76 oz ~ Hank
- Fibre: Camel ~ Inner Mongolia
- Spun in China
- Dyed in Portugal
<p>We recommend washing your knitwear made of Cairo 4 by hand in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent. Dry flat, preferably on a terry towel, to avoid stretching. Under no circumstances should you dry it directly on a heat source or in the blazing sun! </p> <p>Read more about wool care in our blogpost <a href="https://www.pascuali.de/blog/wool-care">here</a>.</p> <p> </p>