Notting Hill is a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn for next to skin comfort. A little biodegradable nylon is added for extra durability.
A new innovation in fibre technology, biodegradable nylon breaks down completely and produces a much lower environmental impact than regular nylon. Unlike regular nylon, that takes decades to decompose, biodegradable nylon takes only about five years to break down completely under landfill conditions. Biodegradable nylon does not decompose during standard use and is just as strong and durable as regular nylon until it is disposed of to landfill.
The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. Notting Hill contains merino (19.5 microns) which is some of the finest commercially available for hand dyers. This results in a super-soft yarn that feels gentle against the skin.
This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc) as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.
Composition: 85% Super-wash Extra-fine Merino (19.5 micron) / 15% Biodegradable Nylon
Yarn weight: Fingering
Yarn length: 430 metres/ 470 yards
Suggested needle size: 2.5 - 4 mm / US 1.5 - 6
Care: Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry.
Notting Hill is dyed by hand in small batches. Colours may vary from skein to skein, even within the same dye-lot. If you buy more than one, we will do our best to match them up. Please ensure you buy enough to finish your project as future dye-lots may vary.
Please note that we can not guarantee that the colour of the yarn is completely identical to the image on your screen, as the colour may appear different from screen to screen.