3-ply, with a nice firm twist. This yarn was spun in Wyoming from fine Merino wool sourced in Missouri. Perfect for all kinds of garments, and when knit at larger gauges will produce a soft fabric with a beautiful drape and bloom. And, like all our SoSoft™ yarns, it’s great for felting too!
Ballet Slippers is made using blend of Cochineal and Madder, Cochineal originates from the Americas and was used by the Aztec and Mayan peoples for centuries. It is derived from an insect (Dactylopus coccus) that feeds on the nopal cactus. It is also the only natural red dye approved for use in food, drugs and cosmeticsans Madder is derived from the roots of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It has been in use as a textile dye since antiquity.