100% Romanian half-bred Tigaie wool.
Ioana and her family at Moeke strive to produce yarns just like her grand mothers would have made them: close to nature, no harsh chemicals were used while cleaning washing and spinning the wool, spun in a traditional fiber mill and some dyed with plants.
Elena is a single ply twisty curly yarn worked by machines that are 100 years old. Any garment worked in this yarn will have a rustic, rough feel and even basic textured stitches will be accentuated.
Elena natural comes in three natural undyed shades: natural (offwhite), brown and grey.
Weight of the skeins is not identical, as the machines of the fiber mill are not modern enough to produce consistent weights. It is the spinner that knows from experience how much wool has to be processed in every batch in order to get more or less the same weight.
Skeins are then assigned to weight categories. Skeins between 46-55 grams are considered to be 50g. Skeins between 56-65 grams are assigned to the 60gram category, so on and so forth.
Recommended knitting needles: is 3.0-3.5mm.
Hand wash and dry flat.