Nettle has a rather prickly reputation?but it?s been used in textiles for thousands of years! Erika Knight?Wild Wool?is an aran-weight blend of wool and nettle fiber. Grown sustainably without pollutants or pesticides (eco-friendly!), fiber is drawn from inside the stem of the nettle plant (sting free!). Joined with soft, bouncy wool, nettle adds texture, strength, and insulation to this single-ply yarn. With a gently rustic look but a sumptuously woolly touch, this yarn has an irresistible palette, inspired by the colors of the wild.
Fiber Content: 85% Wool, 15% Viscose (natural nettle); 100g, 186 yds (170m)
Gauge: 18sts /4 inches on US 9-10 needle