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4ply / fingering cashmere yarn

4ply / fingering cashmere yarn

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This is an incredibly luxurious yarn, so soft and warm. At 375m per 100g it's on the thicker side of the 4ply  fingering range and I'd recommend a 3mm - 4.5mm needle size. 

English Oak: the most regal of english trees, Charles II hid in one to avoid capture by the Roundheads following the battle of Worcester in 1651. Richmond Park has 350 ancient trees, the oldest oak is 750 years old near Pen Ponds.

Minted Pea: a great mixer with english oak and turning beech.

Turning Beech: low afternoon sun after a storm in autumn is when you see this colour everywhere. I'd describe it as a chartreuse and it goes incredibly well with sloe berry and petrichor.

Honey: a really rich, warm yellow bordering on mustard but not quite. It's a very versatile colour going brilliantly well with greys and greens. 

Rosehip: a deep, complex orange, so prevalent in autumn. You can make rosehip syrup which has a lovely citrusy flavour. I stop deadheading my roses around July because I think they look so beautiful in autumn and provide fabulous contrast colour against the rose leaves.

Redcurrant: Tart little berries, redcurrants are great as a jelly accompaniment. I find them too sour to enjoy without mountains of sugar, but luckily we're knitting the colour. It grows wild in hedgerows although doesn't produce as much fruit as it would tamed in a garden. It's a very intense, clear red, leaning towards tomato rather than magenta.

Plum: a dark purple bordering on burgundy. Very good mixing colour as it goes well with the reds and blues

Petrichorthe earthy smell when rain falls on dry soil. OK I know it's not a colour, but that smell is intrinsic to hedgerows after the storm. Low sun, intense golden colours and this beautiful petrol / teal blue.

Sloeberrysloe berries from the blackthorn tree very commonly found in hedgerows have quite a bitter skin and are used to make gin. You can pick them from October to December. They look rather like blueberries, a very deep navy with a white blush. This is not an intense navy, more like a smoke.

Chestnut: this is a very deep rust, closer to moorit than orange. It's the colour you see when you manage to get past the prickly outer conker to expose the glorious chestnut. 

Black Walnut: at first glance this colour could be mistaken for black, but it has a distinctly warm hue. It's a deep moorit, dyed to the maximum intensity. 

Fog: the perfect mid grey, it is completely neutral and goes with all the colours in the hedgerow palette. It is slightly heathered.

Storm: the perfect dark grey, it is completely neutral and goes with all the colours in the hedgerow palette. It is slightly heathered.

100% pure grade A cashmere yarn, certified sustainable, traceable and organic.

50g / 187m / 205y or 25g / 95m / 104y

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