We’ve been loving our Pichinku yarns here in space- naturally dyed, eco-friendly, and socially conscious.
Pichinku takes it’s name from the native Quechua word for “little bird.” Pichinku is one of the first Peru-based producers of 100% naturally dyed alpaca and wool knitting yarns, lovingly made in small batches by the hands of skilled women artisans. The founder of Pinchinku, Dana, reflects her deep passion for the preservation of traditional arts and crafts. This yarn’s beautiful color comes from native plants sourced from the region. Each season, we will see a new amazing color selection!
This week we’re debuting the newest yarn from Pichinku: Tawa (pronounced tah-wah). This fingering weight is a gorgeous plied blend of 70% merino and 30% mulberry silk. Incredibly soft, and with a delicate sheen from the silk that makes wonderful statement garments.
- 70% merino, 30% mulberry silk
- 436 yards
- 28 stitches to 4″