Araucania Yarns is inspired by ancient Chilean crafts made from hand painted natural yarns.
My mother and I joined our talents and experience to create a company with the goal to introduce this traditional style to the world outside Chile...Each hank is different; its individual beauty emerges as the artisan blends colour in the kettle to create several unique shades.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Araucania: Ranco Multy yarn and the Victoria Sewing and Craft show
Given the cold weather we have had lately, I figured that maybe I should do my part to help usher in spring. So I cast on a sock number of stitches of Ranco Multy yarn by Arucania, a hand dyed yarn from Chile. Here's what the tag says:
I think the yarn has a beautiful story. I've been to Chile and this yarn reminded me of that country even before I knew where it came from. Chile is such a vibrant land full of wonderful people and knitting with this yarn brings back all sorts of memories.
I chose spring colours, because, well, we need more spring in these parts. The yarn knits up in a way that the fabric looks like you are gazing into a mountain lake, early, as you sip your cuppa tea while standing on the dock, on the first morning of your vacation. The yarn feels so soft, yet durable, just like the memory of a summer vacation.
There are some rich browns that remind me of the desert of Atacama, a place which truly has no equal to its beauty. I'm tempted to bring home some of this to knit during the summer.