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Amble The fiber co.

Amble The fiber co.

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Céline's favorite for the 2022 sock yarn

***Available only at La Maison Tricotée Angus and online

Description:

Amble is a fingering weight yarn made from an eco-responsible blend, the wool and alpaca blend is machine washable.

Our homemade sock pattern for this yarn: Ulysse socks

Amble is a fingering-weight yarn made from a blend of eco-friendly washable wool and alpaca for comfort as well as recycled nylon for strength. Although designed especially for sock knitting, this is a soft and durable yarn also great for easy-to-care-for sweaters and accessories.

What does Easy-wash mean and why do we use it?

Easy-wash is a trademarked name that refers to a process used to make the wool and alpaca fibers in Amble machine washable without shrinking. The Easy-wash method is chlorine-free and AOX-free, making it a better environmental choice for producing machine washable wool. The wool and alpaca fibers are treated with eco-friendly oxidants to remove the scales that ordinarily cause wool and alpaca to shrink when washed by machine. The oxidants used are sourced in Germany and are certified under the REACH, Oeko-tex and ZDCH (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical) standards. This means that the Easy-wash treatment does not involve the discharge of hazardous chemicals, which is not the case with most machine washable wools in today's market.

Much of the available machine washable wool yarn is made with a chlorine treatment process that produces high levels of toxic Adsorbable Organohalogens, known as AOX. While yarns produced in this manner are not known to be toxic to the user, AOX used in the treatment end up in wastewater and have a detrimental impact on tributaries, wildlife, and fauna.

What is recycled nylon and why do we use it?
Nylon fiber is not easily biodegradable. However, it has strength qualities that give yarns and the socks made there from more durability. The recycled nylon used in our sock yarn Amble comes from leftover industrial waste of processing nylon, thereby diverting waste from landfills, and using fewer production resources like water and fossil fuels than virgin nylon.



Composition/ Content: 70% wool, 20% algaga, 10% recycled nylon

Thickness / Weight: Fine wool

Fingering

Weight / Weight: 100 grams / 3.52 ounces

Lenght/ Length: 325 Meters / 355yards

Sample / Gauge: 32 meshes x10 cm

32 sts x 4"

Recommended needles / Suggested Knitting Needle:

2.5mm - 1.5US

Recommended Hook / Suggested Crochet Hook:

C 2.5mm - 1.5 US

Recommended Care:

Machine washable at 30° and dry flat.

Machine washable to 40° and lay flat to dry

Origin / Origin: Merino wool from Australia

Peru


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