We’re so proud to launch a new base in our range, perfect for lightweight projects, and as always minimally processed, Aestiva is composed of wool and unbleached linen. We actually wanted to keep the natural silvery shade of the flax fibre visible in the yarn, on one side, and to avoid any chemical treatment on the fibres we use as much as possible.
Aestiva is a Latin plural noun used for the summer pastures and fields ready to be harvested, and we thought it was just perfect for the idea we had in mind, to evoke this light and delicate base.
The thickness of this base is a bit lighter than our other fingering yarns, and we’re quite happy with this choice after selecting different samples we had spun; the wool content in fact naturally blooms after washing and balances nicely the typical inflexibility of the linen.
Eri Shimizu designed a stunning shawl for this launch, HARUNO, that is available on Ravelry, with a striking textured stitching that evokes the spring fields’ flowers moved gently by the wind. You may find all details on our page HERE.
We’ll offer a 10% discount on any product available in our shop, only to Indie Untangled readers, from April 29-May 5 using the code AESTIVAINDIE at checkout.
A few details:
Each skein is 50g and 300m
Composition is 70% Abruzzese Wool – 30% French Linen
The base comes in 13 hand-dyed shades plus an un-dyed one.