This is a very special blend of fibres. Icelandic wool is unique in composition. It consists of two layers of fibre – an inner layer of soft, short, insulating fibre, and an outer layer of long, shiny, water-repellent fibre. (Those Icelandic sheep knew a thing or two about evolution.) The composition of the wool makes it extremely light, warm and water resistant. It is also very soft, as the longer hairs are not coarse, as are the guard hairs of an alpaca, for example.
This blend has grey icelandic wool, merino and baby alpaca, white A-grade mulberry silk for exquisite softness, and a touch of olive merino. Just like my martini, which I like stirred, not shaken, this has been blended to integrate the colours more thoroughly.
Classy, dry, every so slightly salty and mind-bendingly alcoholic, there is no better choice than a Dirty Martini when savouring a rare night out on the town. Babysitter? Check. No food on clothing? Check. Heels ready for kicking? Check. Dirty Grey Goose Martini with olive on a stick for nonchalant twizzling? Now we’re talking. This colourway is a very subtle mix of grey and olive green, with white Mulberry silk, making a subtle, neutral yarn that shimmers with depth and lustre.
Each braid weighs approximately 100g.