Marrons Glacés - Virga Silk Lace
The colour story:
In the event a fresh chestnut, still warm from being roasted in a recycled oil drum and handed over in a newspaper cone, is not available a candied one is a very fine alternative. Reminiscent of the southern French delicacy, this colourway has hints of chestnut brown, plum-brown, gold and mauve on a creamy base to give a subtle and soft tone.
As with all hand-made things, there is always some variation between skeins even within dyelots. If you plan to make a larger project, blend your skeins through transition rows.
The yarn story:
Virga Lace is a soft, lustrous and drapey 2 ply yarn made of 50% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool and 50% tussah silk. This yarn will bring soft loft and good drape to your lace projects or can be held double with other fine yarns for a luxurious finished object. Please note that silk does not have any stitch memory and once blocked will not spring back so please block judiciously and handle gently while wet.
Meterage approximately 1050 meters