By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Take the lustrous, long, bright and very high quality hair of the Angora goat; the fine, soft and elastic wool of the merino sheep; the sumptuous wool of the Mongolian yak; add silk and combine it all with Pascuali´s years of experience in developing high quality natural yarns and you have: Manada.
Pascuali named this very special yarn Manada (which is the Spanish word for "herd") because it is, after all, a rare blend of fibres from different natural sources. It is a yarn not found anywhere else in the market today! Pascuali has sourced their fibers very carefully to make sure that the merino they use is RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified. The standard ensures that wool suppliers use rigorous, ethical and sustainable sourcing practices. It is, therefore, mulesing free and of superfine quality.
Manada has the unmistakable shine of silk, the soft fluffiness of superkid mohair, the elasticity of merino and the special softness of yak - captivating! It's sure to inspire you to knit the most wonderfully soft garments and accessories.
45% Superkid Mohair, 25% Mulberry Silk, 15% Yak Wool, 15% Virgin Wool (organic merino superfine, RWS certified)
~200m / 25g ball (~218 yds / 0.88oz)
Needle: 2,5 - 4 mm | 1-6 US
Gauge: 18-22 stitches, 28-32 rows to 4" (10 cm)
Wash your Manada knitwear by hand in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent.
Dry flat, preferably on a terrycloth towel, to keep its shape.
Please do not dry it on a heat source or in the sun!