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Ovis Et Cetera Close


You know how much we love a good, all-natural sock yarn - and Ovis Et Cetera's "Close" is as close to perfect as it gets. Custom-spun by John Arbon Textiles in the UK, it's a delightful blend of Devon Closewool, Exmoor Blueface and Zwartbles from sheep flocks that live close to the mill. In its undyed shape, it's a beautiful heathered grey, and when Saskia adds her dyeing magic to it, it transforms into the most gorgeous glowing jewel tones.

Close is spun with a little bit of extra twist for increased durability. It has great stitch definition and a bit of a halo, which makes it ideal for cables, texture, and soothing stockinette. Plus, it works really, really well for colorwork!

Read more about Close in "A closer look at Close, our new all-natural sock yarn".

• Non-superwash
• 40% Devon Closewool, 40% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Zwartbles (UK)
• Fingering weight: 400 meters per 100 grams / 437 yards per 1.76 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 2 - 3mm / US 0 - 3
• Worsted spun, 3 ply

• The fleeces are sourced from flocks that live close to the mill - John Arbon Textiles in Devon, UK -, reducing transport emissions significantly.
• The yarn is custom-spun by John Arbon Textiles in the UK before being dyed by Saskia from Ovis Et Cetera in Germany, using Greener Shades acid dyes (GOTS certified, no heavy metals).
• Fiber & yarn origin: UK
• Dyed in: Germany

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