I live in the concrete jungle of central London. My neighborhood is named Whitechapel after a white stone church that dominated the area in medieval times when the land all around was simply fields, supplying produce to the inhabitants of the Tower of London and the hamlets that had sprung up around the castle and the River Thames. The white chapel is long gone, although an outline of its foundations was discovered in a park just up the road during an archeological dig. Now the neighborhood is filled with brick buildings from Georgian and Victorian times; indeed, as I look out my window while spinning this skein, I can see the green copper domes of a Victorian school topped with elaborate wrought iron weathervanes. The crush of people living in this part of East London during the 1800s, working in small factories, working at the famous London docks nearby, created narrow cobblestone lanes crammed with all types of structures and very few open areas for greenery. Hence, the only autumn colors I get to see are in this yarn!
It's a super soft single ply spun mildly thick and thin in a rainbow of dark colors. It's a tiny bit curlywurly, giving it personality and texture. I originally spun this yarn for autumn but it's so popular that I'm carrying it on into spring!
It's made from 100% merino fleece, sourced from non-mulesing flocks, that has been colored with non toxic dyes.
A 100 gram (3.5 ounce) single ply skein, approximately 103 yards long, handspun in a smoke and pet free environment. Yarn gauge = 9 wraps per inch (Knitting Worsted)