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!
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 cosmetics.