A classic DK weight yarn, Luma is inspired by the mood and light found in mid-latitude savannas—grassland ecosystems with open canopies allowing plenty of sunlight. Daily life in mid-latitude climates, whether in the drier Mediterranean or temperate Great Plains of the USA, are best handled with a layered approach to clothing. Plant-based fibers mixed with silk and wool provide a built-in layer of warmth in winter yet lightness when required in warmer temperatures. The Luma palette includes soft neutrals and bright shades of pink, blue, and green.
• 50% merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk
• 137 yds/50 gram skein
• 21-23 sts = 4" (10 cm) on US 5-6 Needle
Luma does a wonderful job of filling in a hold previously left by Savannah in The Fibre Co. lineup - the astute of you will even notice some clear similarities between the two! During the process, we were delighted at the possibility of sourcing organic cotton again, so that is being used in a slightly higher percentage instead of the conventionally sourced fiber. We also replaced soya fiber with silk. Another change that we made was in the spin of the yarn. Luma is a much smoother, cleaner spin and ply, and the resulting 2-ply has a really crisp, clean hand.
In conjunction with the release of the yarn, we have a wonderful sweater collection to share with you, as well as a free pattern designed by one of our wonderful sales reps, and some swatch samples in various stitch patterns. Stay tuned for all that and more here on the blog!
Luma is in stock and shipping to yarn stores all over N. America - ask for it at your favorite LYS today!