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!
Rouge is made from Lac which is a red dye derived from the scale insect Laccifer lacca that invade host trees. The resin that is secreted is used to make shellac, but the color itself comes from the insects and is extracted from the resin. It was used in ancient India not just as a textile dye, but also for cosmetics and as a wood finish.