100g skein of 100% Welsh 4ply yarn in our "Draig" colourway.
Cartref Yarn 4ply is made entirely within Wales, from sheep to skein. Comprising approximately 67% Welsh Mule and 33% Welsh Bluefaced Leicester, this is a true non-superwash 4ply weight yarn. It is bouncy and has a lovely hand, but also feels substantial and warm. Each skein is 100g and has approximately 361m/395yards. Perfect for garments and accessories. Please also look at the other colours we have available in the range, as it knits up so beautifully in colourwork. The stitch definition is also very good for cables and other more intricate patterns. For examples knitted in our double knit yarn, please see the patterns that we offer for sale.
"Draig" means dragon in Welsh (pronounced dr-EYE-g), and this is a saturated, red colourway. The oatmeal colour of the undyed yarn means that the dyed colourways are all the more interesting and has wonderful depth of colour. Kettle dyed and more solid than semi solid, but due to the dyeing process and the nature of the yarn there will be subtle variations in the colour through the skein. As with any hand dyed yarn, we recommend alternating skeins if you are knitting more than a single skein item. This is to mingle any minor differences between skeins. We dye in small, 5 skein batches, so please be aware that if you buy more than five skeins, they will be from different dye lots. However, we will do our very best to ensure that they match.
This yarn is hand dyed with professional grade acid dyes and then rinsed after the dyeing process. However, please hand wash gently to preserve the colour (and to avoid felting) and please be aware that there may be a small amount of dye bleeding out in the first wash. Drying in direct sunlight can also fade the colour over time, so where possible, please avoid.
Please bear in mind that whilst every effort is made to ensure the photograph accurately reflects the yarn, colour monitors do vary.
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