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.
Pascuali Pinta was originally intended to be a sock yarn made with 100% natural fibers, but it soon proved to be much more than that: it is truly an allrounder wonderful yarn that can be used to knit many different kinds of garments and accessories.
What distinguishes Pinta from other yarns is its very unique composition: 60% merino, 20% silk and 20% ramie. The merino wool is sourced from Patagonia. It is mulesing free and is RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified. The mulberry silk gives it a glossy shine and smoothness. It gets its robustness from its other very special ingredient: ramie, an eco-friendly fibre, highly sustainable and a very good alternative to synthetic fibers, is a plant fiber of the nettle family noted for its length and toughness.
Pinta is perfect for all-year-round clothing due to its thermoregulating properties. No matter how hot it is outside, you’ll feel fresh all day long. The elastic properties of Pinta make it extremely wrinkle resistant. Due to its wonderful blend, Pinta is more flexible, bends delicately against your skin and doesn’t itch one bit. This hypoallergenic yarn treats your skin softly and with great care.
Pinta also supports the concept of sustainability and is naturally 100% ecological! It is highly durable and completely biodegradable which helps to prevent unnecessary waste. The fact that it does not have to be washed so frequently thanks to its natural self-cleaning properties also has a positive impact on the environment.
60% Virgin Wool (Merino extra fine, RWS certified), 20% Mulberry Silk, 20% Ramie
212 m / 50 g (232 yds / 1.75 oz)
Needle: 3 mm | 3 US | 11 UK
Gauge: 25 stitches, 30 rows to 4" (10 cm)
Spun and dyed in Peru
We recommend washing your knitwear by hand in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent. Dry flat, preferably on a terry towel, to keep its shape. Please do not dry it on a heat source or in the sun!