Vrinda Yarn, Asana Sport: Gillyweed
Nikki and Jay are the married team behind Vrinda Yarn, which is a Sanskrit name meaning virtue, strength and without comparison- values they hold close in running their studio. Their mill in Uruguay makes ethically sourced and sustainably processed yarns that they then hand dye in San Diego, California.
Asana Sport is Vrinda's signature 4ply sport weight yarn that uses the "opposing ply" spinning method to create a more durable yarn with no nylon. One of the four singles is spun in the opposite direction so that when the four are plied together the opposing strand gets tighter. The resulting yarn is more durable and takes the dye differently, creating the subtle barber pole effect seen in the finished yarn.
This weight yarn is a bit thicker than fingering weight yarn, so is great for thicker socks, medium weight sweaters and lightweight winter accessories. The merino is considered "super fine" which is a grade above the merino typically used in hand dyed yarns, so you'll notice a super soft texture.
Size: 328 yds / 100g skein
Content: 100% Superwash Super Fine Uruguayan Merino Wool
Gauge: 5-6 sts= 1" on US 3-4
Care: gentle machine wash
*1 skeins makes 1 pair of socks