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When The Fibre Co. set out to design a sock yarn, we stayed true to our guiding principle of harnessing the beauty that nature provides in a way that is gentle on our planet. We waited until a recycled nylon and an alternative to the standard chlorine processed washable wools became available. The end result is a soft yet durable yarn from Merino wool and alpaca fibres processed with an eco-friendly anti-shrinkage Easy-wash treatment. The recycled nylon adds strength and durability. We named this yarn Amble to reflect the kind of slow relaxed walking we enjoy here in the English Lake District. The shades are borrowed from the successful palette in our Cumbria yarn with the cream and all heathers using a natural ecru Suri alpaca whilst the others use a natural brown Suri alpaca. Composition: 70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon 100 g 355 yd (325 m) Suggested Gauge: 32 sts per 10 cm (4 in) Suggested Care: Machine wash on wool cycle or hand wash at 30C / 86F. Dry flat.