SUPER TWEED is one of Fonty's signature yarns. Composed of 95% fine wool, which provides softness and elasticity, and 5% Mohair fibre which gives a shiny appearance and bulk, SUPER TWEED is a carded yarn that is lovely and soft even in the ball.
In the family of tweeds (yarns with small deliberate random colour spots) SUPER TWEED is unique, as it is one of few made of 100% natural fibres. Indeed, its coloured neps are exclusively made of dyed natural wool, unlike most others. The main fibre is dyed in tops, before being transformed into yarn, and the neps are added to an already pigmented material. This raw material dyeing process rather than yarn pigmentation also makes it possible to create 3 subtly graded colours for each dyeing pass, by diluting the dyed fibre with unbleached fibre. This deliberate choice of a more restrictive and complex manufacturing method makes it possible to reduce dyeing operations, and therefore their ecological impact, while guaranteeing consistent colour combinations.
SUPER TWEED is a medium twist, mid-weight, 2-ply yarn. Ideal for cabled sweaters, and winter accessories, SUPER TWEED is versatile, and suitable for any type of work. This comfortable and classic yarn is machine washable (30 to ) without spinning. Avoid machine spinning. Flat drying is recommended.
Fibre: 95% Fine Wool 5% Kid Mohair
Skein weight: 50g
Length: 105m / 115yds
Needle size: 5mm / US 8
Care instructions: Machine washable 30° and no spin cycle. We always recommend hand washing however to prolong the life of your knits. Lay flat to dry.