De Rerum Natura Candide is a woolen spun yarn of organic Merino from Arles and recycled carded cotton, which is twisted and dyed with natural dyes in France using chemical products according to REACH standards.
The presence of cotton in Candide's composition gives it a little more softness, a fresher feel and more compactness than its pure wool brother Ulysse. The small cotton flakes give it an original texture and create a mottled look, more or less pronounced depending on the colour. It is a rather dry yarn which, like many woolen spun yarns, gains in softness and fluffiness once washed.
The colours in this range are obtained from a complex process of natural dyeing in wool which makes it possible to have slight variations in shade within the same production batch. Before knitting your project, we advise you to check the homogeneity of the colour of the balls between them and to alternate the balls if necessary to distribute the colour nuances harmoniously.
Advices and recommended care instruction from De Rerum Natura:
Natural dyes are more "living" and fragile than synthetic dyes. These colours are likely to change over time as they soften slightly. We have selected the most resistant plants and natural extracts but we advise you to avoid exposing your balls or knitted garments for a long time to direct sunlight.
The colour "grand bleu" (big blue), which contains a high concentration of indigo, may bleed slightly when knitted. Indigo pigments are non-toxic and even have beneficial anti-bacterial properties. This excess dye is easily washed off with soapy water.
To preserve the natural qualities of the wool and to protect our environment, this yarn is not superwash treated. It is advisable to wash your knitted fabric in lukewarm water with a suitable soap or detergent and leave it to dry flat away from direct sunlight, avoiding rubbing or stretching. If you wish to test the cold wool programme of your washing machine, we advise you to do so first with your sample."
Fiber Content: 70% Organic merino d'Arles (France) and 30% recycled cotton, included 2% of others recycled fibres (France)
Per Skein: 185 meters / 202 yards
Unit Weight:50 g /1.76 ounces
Gauge: 22-26 sts = 10 cm / 4 inches
Needle size: 2.5-3.5 mm / US 1-4
Care Instructions: Gentle hand washin cool water, dry flat