Cosmic Dust, AKA space dust or stardust.
Swirling through the cosmos riding on the stellar winds, cosmic dust is the building material for planets, moons and comets. Cosmic dust interacts with light to provide the spectacular zodiacal light. Thousands of tons cover the earth surface every year providing some of the building blocks of life.
Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against the skin. These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.
The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. We use extra fine merino (19.5 microns) which is some of the finest commercially available for hand dyers. This results in a super soft yarn that feels gentle against the skin.
Soft and cushiony with a slight sheen. Knits up quickly and is ideal for last minute gifts. One hank is enough for a snuggly cowl, hat, fingerless mitts or headband. Washable in cold water on a gentle cycle, it is also suitable for children's and baby clothes. Very soft and springy
Suggested Needle/Hook Sizes and Gauge:
Needle Size 5.5 - 6mm (US 9 - 10) needles and I - J hook
Gauge (stocking stitch): 15sts x 20 rows over 10cm (4 inches-) on 6mm (US 10) needles
Hand wash using a wool detergent, ideally below 30°C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat out of direct sunlight, do not spin or tumble dry.
The wool used in this yarn is ethically produced from sheep that have NOT been mulesed.