3-ply, slightly felted with a subtle variation in diameter throughout each skein. This yarn was spun in Ohio from fine Merino wool sourced in Missouri. Use for everything from soft, warm socks to sweaters and has a nice drape when knit at larger gauges. 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.