TAWA [pronounced as 'tah-wah'] is a lovely yarn, wonderful to the touch and perfect for your most special projects. The colors are rich and saturated, with slight variegation. It's a gorgeous treat! Pichinku's mission of providing meaningful work and beautiful, ethical yarns, is absolutely worth supporting. Please be aware that there could be slight variations in every skein due to the hand-dyed nature of these yarn.
This blend of merino and mulberry silk is heavenly soft and smooth with an exquisite sheen. It has a luxurious hand making it a statement for making garments and scarves. All Pichinku yarns are lovingly made in small batches by the skilled hands of women artisans in Cusco, Peru. The yarn we receive are limited to stock on hand each season and help to support the native women who dye them. Read more about Pichinku here.
Fibre Content 30% mulberry silk, 70% merino wool
Weight 3-ply sport-fingering weight
Yardage 100g / 436m / 400yds
Recommended Needle Size 2.75-3.5mm
Note On Colour Names
fiery ají >> chili peppers, the spice of Peruvian cuisine and Inca mythology
Please note that colours will vary between computer-phone-tablet monitors and dye baths, and though we try our best to post colour-accurate photos, variations should be anticipated. For any questions or concerns about colour exactness, please contact us!
Natural dyes fade beautifully with time and may run a bit when washed but will retain their vibrancy with proper care.
Pichinku "TAWA" Merino Silk - Fiery Aji
Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, there could be slight bleeding during the first wash. It is absolutely normal as bleeding occurs when excess dyes that are not absorbed by the fibre sits on top. This will not change the intensity of the original colour.
Handwash only in cold water and very small amount of pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Anything made with Pichinku yarn is not suited for the spin cycle!