The Fibre Co. Amble
Amble is a fingering-weight yarn made from a blend of eco-friendly washable wool and alpaca for comfort as well as recycled nylon for strength. Although designed especially for sock knitting, this is a soft and durable yarn also great for easy-to-care-for sweaters and accessories.
Easy-wash is a trademarked name that refers to a process used to make the wool and alpaca fibres in Amble machine washable without shrinking. The Easy-wash method is chlorine-free and AOX-free, making it a better environmental choice for producing machine washable wool. The wool and alpaca fibres are treated with eco-friendly oxidants to remove the scales that ordinarily cause wool and alpaca to shrink when washed by machine. The oxidants used are sourced in Germany and are certified under the REACH, Oeko-tex and ZDCH (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical) standards. This means that the Easy-wash treatment does not involve the discharge of hazardous chemicals, which is not the case with most machine washable wools in today’s market.
Fiber Content70 % Easy-wash Merino Wool / 20% Easy Wash Alpaca / 10% Recycled Nylon
WeightFingering / 100 grams
Needle SizeUS 1.5
Gauge32 stitches = 4 inches
Care InstructionsHand wash in cool water or machine wash gentle. Reshape and lay flat to dry.