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Tyrion - Merino/Alpaca/Peduncle silk - 100g

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70% Merino / 15% Peduncle silk / 15% Baby Alpaca


This fibre is as complex and beguiling as its namesake. It is a blend of buttery soft Merino in wine red, maroon and gold, bronze peduncle silk and black baby alpaca. It is easy to draft and spins into a delicious yarn with lots of depth of colour and plenty of drape.  It's next to skin soft and perfect for mitts, shawls or larger items like sweaters as it's beautifully warm.

 


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Merino is one of the softest wools available, and is suitable for all next to skin projects such as scarves and cowls. Peduncle silk is made from the stalks that attach the silk moth cocoons to branches. It's slightly coarse to the touch, like raw silk, and has quite a short staple. It has the most beautiful sheen and is a gorgeous grey/bronze colour. Alpaca is a hollow fibre that makes it supremely light and warm. This is a fantastic blend for a really special project.

Colour & Inspiration


This custom blended roving is from our Game of Thrones range, and is named after Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion is a complicated character - the third child of Machiavellian Tywyn Lannister, who despises his son for being a dwarf and hates him for causing his mothers death during childbirth. Tyrion is troubled, twisted, kind, wise, naive, dry, humane, handsome and ugly. I think he is my favourite character. The colours are an irresistible mix of wine red, maroon and gold merino, with black alpaca and bronze peduncle silk. I challenge you not to fall in love with it.