This blend is just gorgeous. The Merino is buttery soft, the way only Merino can be, and it’s also organically raised. Tencel is a sustainable plant fibre that is both biodegradable and compostable. It is also produced using a closed loop system, which recovers all the water and chemicals used in its production for reuse, rather than releasing them as waste into the environment. It’s a lovely fibre to work with – silky smooth and strong. I love the way that this blend takes colour – the Merino grabbing all the dye, and the Tencel adding a fantastic contrast. It spins up like a dream.
This is just divine. As a child of the ’70s, I remember those big blocks of Neopolitan ice cream – the vivid yellow, unfeasible pink and pale milk chocolate. This is a recreation of those colours, but with a little more genuine Italian gelato creaminess. It’s a soft blend of pink, brown, creamy vanilla and a little bit of peach thrown in, because who doesn’t love a bit of peach? (That’s rhetorical).
Each braid weighs 100g.