Close 'Aubergine unicum'
A custom spun 100% wool sock yarn by John Arbon textiles. It is a lovely blend of 3 different sheep breed that all live close to the mill in Devon, making it a minimally travelled yarn. I chose to add a dash of Zwartbles both to give the yarn its lovely heathered colour, and to add a bit of my Dutch heritage.
The colours look beautiful on the grey background and it has the cutest little halo which shows itself even more once knitted up.
Close is spun with a little bit of extra twist for extra durability, making it perfect for socks but also suitable for many other purposes, it has great stitch definition which makes cables and stitch patterns pop, and it is ideal for colourwork.
Slightly brighter than regular AubergineFingering weight
40% Devon Closewool 40% Exmoor Blueface 20% Zwartbles
100 gram / 400 meter / 437 yard approx
Close is grown and spun in Devon, UK by John Arbon textiles
Hand dyed with Greener shades acid dyes (GOTS certified, no heavy metals) in Germany.
Handwash with a mild detergent and lay flat to dry.