Erika Knight – Wild Wool
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Wild Wool is a sustainable blend of soft wool and natural nettle. Available in 9 colours.
Erika Knight yarns are renowned for their quality and eco-friendly, yet luxurious composition.
Spun from the fibre found inside the stem of the plant, nettle has been used for 2000 years for its strength and durability as a textile. Nettle is grown abundantly and perennially in rainy areas worldwide without the need for harmful pollutants or pesticides, making it eco-friendly and sustainable.
Blended with luxurious wool the nettle enhances the character of this yarn, adding insulation and texture, which contrary to its prickly persona, creates a sumptuously soft ‘aran’ weight yarn in a palette of irresistible colours inspired by the wild. Patterns also available.
‘My yarn collection is concise and considered with fibres and colours carefully selected so that you can be confident in choosing a beautiful, quality yarn for whatever you wish to create.’ ERIKA KNIGHT
Made in Italy.
85% wool, 15% nettle (viscose), Aran
Weight: 100gm per hank (wind into a ball before use)
Yardage: Approx. 170m
Recommended needle size: 5mm
Tension: 10 x 10cm (4 x 4″), 18 stitches x 26 rows
Hand wash at low temp, dry flat
Aran yarn is also called “medium yarns”. It is thicker than DK yarn and is often stronger and more rigid.