Cumbria is a delicate, silky and shiny blend of high-quality pima cotton (60%) from Peru and bamboo viscose (40%) from China. The yarn is spun and dyed in Peru. This wonderful blend of fibres makes Cumbria a very soft yarn that feels good on the skin and is reminiscent of a merino-silk mix. Cumbria is very pleasant to work with and is equally suitable for knitting and crochet projects.
Due to the properties of the fibres combined in this yarn, Cumbria has a cooling effect in the summer and its light fleece can warm you up in the colder seasons. Because this vegan yarn is great all-year-round yarn, we have coordinated the colour palette accordingly from delicate and reserved tones to strong and cheerful ones.
Cumbria stands out because of its lightness and its shape retention - a finished piece made of this beautiful yarn will certainly not wear out easily!
Cumbria is just as suitable for tops as for accessories such as scarves or shawls. It is pleasantly soft and can also be worn directly on the skin - making it wonderfully suitable for baby and children's clothing.
It is worth mentioning, that we named this yarn after Donald Watson´s former place of residence. Watson founded the "Vegan Society" in 1944 and was the first to coin the word "vegan".
Tip: 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 ~ 150 m | 1.76 oz ~ 164 yds
- Needle size: 3 mm | 3 US | 10 UK
- Gauge 25 stitches, 34 rows to 4" (10 cm)
- Usage: Sweater in size small ~ 400g (8 balls)
- Yarn Weight: 50 g | 1.76 oz ~ Ball
- Fibre: Pima cotton ~ Peru | Bamboo ~ China
- Spun in Peru
- Dyed in Peru
<p>Knitted garments with Cumbria can be washed in the washing machine at 86 u00b0F (30u00b0C). It is advisable to use a mild detergent and choose a delicate cycle. 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! If necessary, the knitted piece can be ironed at the lowest temperature setting.</p> <p>Read more about wool care in our blogpost <a href="https://www.pascuali.de/blog/wool-care">here</a>.</p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>