Make Anna Maltz' Kleur shawl, a joyful celebration of the colour (or kleur in Dutch!) found in both natural dyes and natural sheep shades, all in Anna's inimitable style!
This kit includes 70 (105) grams of Woollenflower Masgot Fine (fingering-weight; 100% wool; 200m/50g; sourced and processed in France). Crisp and light with a wonderful bounce, this rustic, woollen-spun fingering-weight from Polo & Co is a blend of 3 French sheep breeds- the Bizet, Blanche du Massif Central and Noire du Velay. Not commonly used in yarns, the fleeces from these breeds are generally discarded as a waste product from the meat industry, however they make a yarn perfect for colourwork, structured knits and any designs that benefit from a bit of texture.
These quantities are enough to make the colour wheel in the small (large) version of Anna’s Kleur shawl design. You’ll need to combine it with 2 other shades for the shawl; suggested yarns are the natural sheep shades of Garthenor Ronas (shown in the sample), more Masgot Fine or other fingering-weight from your stash… You can find details on quantities required for these and buy the Kleur pattern in Anna’s Ravelry Store at www.ravelry.com.
The yarns in this particular kit were dyed with buckthorn, cochineal, indigo, madder and oakmoss. Please note that, because of the nature of dyeing with natural materials, shades may vary slightly from kit to kit.
Enjoy making your Kleur!