De Rerum Natura Ulysse
Ulysse is a woolen spun yarn made from a blend of white French Mérinos d'Arles (Provence) and black Portuguese merino (Alentejo valley) raised with a concern for the well-being of the animals.
The manufacturing stages of this yarn are carried out in France and Portugal for sourcing, Belgium or Italy for washing, and France for spinning and dyeing, with a constant desire for traceability and to reduce its impact on the environment.
It is offered in natural colours resulting from the blend of brown and white fleeces ("sel" (salt), "poivre blanc" (white pepper), "poivre et sel" (pepper and salt) and "poivre" (pepper)), and in a range of subtly heathered and dyed in fleece colours.
Made up of two well-twisted strands, it is a light, soft and delicately fluffy yarn which is perfect for fair isle and colorwork but also for drawing delicate cables or enhancing a beautifully rustic lace.
Composition: 100% merino wool
Yarn Weight: Sport
Yardage: 202y/185m in 50g
Gauge: 24st in 4"/10cm on 3mm, 22st in 4"/10cm on 3.5mm
Care: Hand wash, lie flat to dry
Please note that very dark or particularly saturated colours such as "émeraude" are more likely to bleed during blocking. If you plan to knit with lighter colours, we recommend that you test a swatch first. If you find excess dye in the first wash, we recommend that you repeat the rinse bath until it is clear before drying your work.
Ulysses is named after the hero a of the "Odyssey" who fell in love with Penelope.