De Rerum Natura
Pickup available at 17 Richmond Hill, London, TW10 6RE, United Kingdom
Usually ready in 24 hours. Collect during shop opening hours (Wednesday to Saturday 11.30am - 4pm)
Gilliatt is a gorgeous airy woolen spun yarn made from a blend of white French Mérinos d'Arles (Provence) and black Portuguese merino (Alentejo valley).
Made up of three well-twisted strands, it is a round, soft and satisfying fluffy yarn which is perfect for about everything and offers beautiful stitch definition. It's a yarn that easily forgives irregularities, doesn't split and stays securely on the needles, making it an excellent choice for beginners as well.
Gilliatt is named after the beautiful, stubborn and constructive hero of Victor Hugo's Travailleurs de la mer. It is offered in natural colours resulting from the blend of brown and white fleeces ("sel" (salt), "poivre blanc" (white pepper), "poivre et sel" (pepper and salt) and "poivre" (pepper)), and in a range of subtly heathered and dyed in fleece colours.
270 yards (250 m) / approx 100 g
GAUGE (for 10 x 10 cm of st st):
19 st x 27 rows, 4 mm needles / US 6
18 st x 26 rows, 4,5 mm needles / US 7
17 st x 25 rows, 5 mm needles / US 8
This yarn is not superwash treated. We recommend that you wash your knitted fabric in warm water with soap or a suitable detergent and leave it to dry flat, avoiding rubbing or stretching it. If you wish to test the wool programme of your washing machine, we advise you to do so first with your sample.
Please note that very dark or particularly saturated colours such as "émeraude" are more likely to bleed during blocking. If you plan to knit with lighter colours, we recommend that you test a swatch first. If you find excess dye in the first wash, we recommend that you repeat the rinse bath until it is clear before drying your work.