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As many of our Mill Folks tend a veggie patch when they aren’t here at the Mill, we took our inspiration from our allotments, naming these shades after tools and crops. We decided to create a range of heathered marls, with a gentle palette of 10 shades from brights to sophisticated neutrals – all inspired by the pleasures of getting ones fingers grubby and connecting with nature by growing things. With a Jacob – Merino base, and worked to a DK weight, this blend is the perfect combo of softness and spring – creating a joyful yarn to create anything from garments to blankets and accessories.

The yarn is made by plying four singles together to create delicate and subtle marls. Some shades, like Borlotti Bean, contain as many as four different colours within them! This gives the colours a more nuanced depth. Once worked up, we reckon they are just the ticket for capturing the feel of the dappled light and relaxed energy of the veg garden.

Composition: 65% Falklands Merino / 35% West Country Jacob
Yarn Spec: DK (4/9nm) –  112 meters per 50g skein.

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Meterage 112 meters per 50 grams
Composition 65% Falklands Merino / 35% West Country Jacob

This year we decided to blend our super-soft Falklands Merino with West Country Jacob. Who doesn’t love the softness and smoothness of Merino? But paired with springy and hard-wearing Jacob, it enhances the texture and and loft of the yarn, resulting in a blend that is still soft enough to wear next to the skin, but keeping a little crispness, bounce and halo – sublime. Adding the pale brown Jacob fibre also lends the finished colours a gentle muted feel.

Merino can be a little prone to pilling, which is one of the reasons we decided to make this yarn a 4-fold DK, to keep those pesky floofy bits in check a little!

We know it can be a challenge deciding upon shades online. So here is a little video of Sonja & Helena discussing all the shades. It is filmed in natural daylight, so hopefully it’ll help you narrow things down!

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Hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent.