Made with 100% natural fibres, our yarn Pinta was originally intended to be a sock yarn, butt soon it proved to be much more than that: it is truly an allrounder wonderful yarn that can be used to knit many different kinds of garments and accessories.
What distinguishes Pinta from other yarns is its very unique composition: 60% merino, 20% silk and 20% ramie. We source our merino wool from Patagonia. It is mulesing free and is RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified. The mulberry silk gives it a glossy shine and smoothness. It gets its robustness from its other very special ingredient: ramie, an eco-friendly fibre, highly sustainable and a very good alternative to synthetic fibres, is a plant fibre of the nettle family noted for its length and toughness.
Pinta comes in twenty-five fabulous colours designed in 6 blocks of 4 colours each plus white. These four blocks are formed by pairs that work together complementing each other with one colour being a rich, strong colour and the other being a muted colour, i.e. not as saturated as its counterpart.
60% Virgin wool (Organic Merino extrafine)
20% Silk (Mulberry silk)
We offer one of the best blends of natural fibres for durable, practical and beautiful wool socks especially for people who want to avoid synthetic fibres. Because it is made with sheep’s wool, it is warm in the winter. The ramie in the yarn ensures excellent moisture absorption and the silk provides a very nice shine and high elasticity.
Fibre: Merino ~ Argentina | Silk ~ China | Ramie ~ Nepal
Spun in Peru
Dyed in Peru
50 g ~ 212 m
1.76 oz ~ 232 yds
25 stitches, 30 rows to 4″ (10 cm)
Sweater in size small ~ 400g (8 hanks)
50 g ~ Hank
1.76 oz ~ Hank
Sport/dk, 4-ply, super light weight, cozy, warm, soft and sensitive to the skin.
May be machine-washed at 86 °F (30°C). It is advised to use a mild detergent and choose a delicate cycle.
Hand-wash in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent.
Dry on flat surface, preferably on a terry towel, to keep its shape and avoid stretching.
Under no circumstances should you dry it directly on a heat source or in the blazing sun!
It is advisable to always order enough yarn to ensure you knit your entire project with yarn of the same dye batch. In case of doubt, please make a gauge sample immediately after receiving the yarn. This way, you may estimate whether you have ordered sufficient quantity and, if necessary, reorder directly.