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Gepard Garn – Wild & Soft
Looking for the perfect yarn to knit or crochet your next shawl? Why not give Gepard Garn’s Wild & Soft a try?
With its merino and tussah silk blend*, this yarn is indeed perfect for this type of project. If the merino wool gives it a cuddly feel, the silk fiber will help “blocking” your projects. In fact, once you have washed and pinned it, your shawl will keep its size and form, whereas a pure merino yarn will tend to “rebound” and not keep the form you give it.
But this yarn will also be perfect for a light-weight and easy to wear sweater. Plus, thanks to its wide range of colours, you will not have any problem to find THE perfect shade to compliment your existing wardrobe.
Once more, when combining the luxury of the silk and the more rustic feel of the merino wool, the brand has found a perfect balance between both fibers. Indeed, offering high quality yarns that are both pleasant to work with and to wear every day, all the while being careful of the environment and the human welfare, is the first concern of Sus Gepard, the founder of the brand.
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: Light Fingering
- Composition: 60% merino, 40% tussah silk
- 240 meters / 50 grams per ball
- Available in 29 shades
- Needles: 2.5 to 3.5 mm
- Gauge: 26 to 28 stitches = 10 cm
Gepard Garn’s Wild & Soft is one of those yarns you have to try! Whether as a garment or as an accessory, you will love wearing it. Here, we have on our minds to knit a delicate Mélaine with it, perfect for mid-season weather, with its pretty lace motif and its 3/4 sleeves. But if it does not suit your taste, and if you need some inspiration, you can always go and look at the Ravelry page of this yarn, you will find lots of ideas there!
*What is the difference between tussah and mulberry silk? There are in fact several, the first being that they are not produced by the same species. Plus, mulberry silk is a farming product, whereas tussah silk is a wild one (thus the name of the yarn). As for the inherent characteristics of the silk, both have quite the same: thermoregulatory, hypoallergenic and antibacterial. However, their aspect are a bit different: when mulberry silk of smooth and almost shiny, tussah silk has a slight halo and its sheen is like muted.