Balance - Atelier Zitron - plastic free sock yarn - new wool (merino wool extrafine) and Tencel - fingering
Materials: Primary fiber: Wool; Secondary fiber: Tencel
Length: 200 meters
Yarn weight: 1 fingering & sock
Nature from head to toe. Ideal as a sock yarn, but it would be a pity to limit it to sock projects. Wearing comfort, washability and abrasion resistance make it an all-round yarn for all seasons.
The yarn consists of 60% extra fine merino wool and 40% Tencel. A wonderful plastic-free alternative!
The Tencel® of the Austrian company "Lenzing Fibers" (https://www.lenzing.com/de/produkte/tencel-tm) used in the yarn Balance is their brand name for the material Lyocell.
Lyocell (Tencel) is a regenerated fiber that is 100% biodegradable in a short time.
For its production, wood (in this case eucalyptus) is chopped into small pieces and softened in water.
By adding the non-toxic solvent NMMO, the pulp is dissolved out.
The NMMO is then filtered out of the water almost without residue and used for subsequent production processes.
The EU has awarded this process the "European Award for the Enviroment".
Tencel is breathable, can absorb a great deal of moisture and discharge it directly to the outside, thus preventing the formation of bacteria and odours.
The surface is cool and smooth, which makes it comparable to silk products in terms of daytime comfort and shine.
The fibre is completely biodegradable and in combination with the exceptionally high-quality Merino Extrafine, the raw material cycle of the yarn is closed sustainably.
The production takes place in Germany according to Öko-Tex Standard 100, product class 1 (FI Hohenstein S07-0687 https://atelierzitron.de/inhalte/zertifikat/). The ideal of Atelier Zitron is "Clothing as a second skin", Balance can be worn directly on the skin without hesitation.
You buy an exclusive yarn at a particularly good price/performance ratio, which is only available at dealers hand-picked by Atelier Zitron.
☞ Name: Balance
☞ Brand: Atelier Zitron
☞ Colour: Choose your colour
☞ Season: All year
☞ Length: 50 g = approx. 200 m / 219 yards
☞ Weight per strand: 50 grams / 1.76 ounces (oz.)
☞ Needle size: 2.5 - 3mm mm / US 1½ - 2½
☞ Mesh sample: 10 x 10 cm = 29 M and 38 R
☞ Yarn thickness: finger ring
☞ Fibres: 60% new wool, 40% Tencel
☞ Care: 40° Washing, dry lying
The beautiful pattern for the pictured Day by Day Socks by DUCATHI are available here at Ravelry in English and German:
All yarns from Atelier Zitron are top quality from Germany. The yarns are manufactured according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Product Class 1. The entire production process is monitored from raw yarn purchase to the finished ball of wool, in strict compliance with German environmental regulations. These yarns are produced at the highest level exclusively for Atelier Zitron.
We have made every effort to reproduce the colours of our products as faithfully as possible. However, due to the settings of your graphics card on your monitor, there may be colour deviations from the original colours. If you have any questions, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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805 reviews5 out of 5 stars
The yarn is simply wonderful! Super soft and feels so luxurious. The shopping here was completely smooth, nice contact, fast shipping and the goods were soooo lovingly packed.
Never before have I received such a wonderfully packed package 💓💓💓
And completely plastic-free with pretty, handwritten card.
Delivery also came even faster than expected, although ordered just before Christmas
This will certainly be the first of many orders - thank you very much 🙏
The wool itself feels great and the colors match the image.
Absolutely fast delivery lovingly packaged. XXXXX Stars PLUS
Hooray, it's already here! Great shop! Now I'm looking forward to knitting!
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