Merino Castanho – Brown Merino
Nunca tinha trabalhado com merino português castanho, nem escuro nem claro. Este é alentejano e foi-me oferecido. Custou mais a fiar, porque as fibras são bastante curtas e porque eu queria um fio fino e regular. Foi preciso cardar bem, tirar os nós todos. Mas valeu bem a pena. O toque é extremamente suave e o efeito mesclado correspondeu às expectativas.
I had never actually worked with Portuguese naturally brown merino wool. These two fleeces from the Alentejo region were gifted to me last year. It took me a good while to spin it, because of how short the fibers were and of how thin and smooth I wanted the yarn to be. I had to card it carefully, removing nepps or knots, bumps and other bits. But it was definitely worth it. It made for a very soft yarn and the marled effect turn out just perfect.