Cocoon 4-ply – Electric Ballroom – Alpaca/Silk/Linen
50% Alpaca / 25% Silk / 25% Linen (approx 400m per 100g skein)
Cocoon 4-ply is a fingering/sock weight yarn. It’s beautifully light, thanks to the alpaca and the linen, which softens with wear. This beautiful yarn feels feather light and delicate, but is very strong and hardwearing. Alpaca is a warmer fibre than wool, but it also wicks moisture away from the skin more effectively. Silk lends a slight sheen and plenty of strength. Linen is incredibly light and softens the more you wear it. All three fibres have lots of drape and little to no elasticity, making this perfect for light summer tees, cardigans and shawls.
I love the audacity of this colourway. Electric Ballroom is a semi-solid hyacinth blue, with lashings of violet and undertones of bright candy pink. The alpaca softens the colours, making for a wonderfully bright but mellow concoction.