Lorna's Laces Sportmate Yarn - Purple Iris

Lorna's Laces Sportmate Yarn - Purple Iris
Purple Iris shown
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Sportmate, the sport-weight sister to Lorna's Solemate, is a glorious blend of scrumptiously soft superwash merino and silky smooth Outlast viscose, a smart-fiber that interacts with your body's microclimate and regulates temperature. This high-tech fiber is used by the likes of NASA and Ferrari!

Use this gorgeous yarn for summery shawls to ward off that evening chill, or for lightweight cardigans you can wear at the office to avoid the bite of an over-active air conditioner. Sportmate is perfect for any knit or crochet project and comes in many of your favorite Lorna's Laces colorways!

The color Go, Sandy, Go was created in honor of a very special JBW family/staff member, Sandy! In the fall of 2014, Sandy underwent chemo to address her recurrent cancer, and Lorna's was generous enough to dye up the gorgeous shade of peachy pink, the color endometrial cancer support, to help us raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Both Jimmy Beans Wool and Lorna's Laces are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this color in any Lorna's Laces yarn to Cast of Chemo!, a fiber-arts based charity that helps to "fund research that will end the need for chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment and, ultimately, cure potentially all cancers." To learn more about Cast Off Chemo, visit www.castoffchemo.org.

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Product Information (for Purple Iris)

Gauge (sts. / inch):
Physical Weight:
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
70% Superwash Merino, 30% Outlast Viscose
US Needle:
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Sport (24-26 sts/4 in)
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Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Put Up:
  Soft Shine
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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Madelinetosh Tosh Sport Yarn is a similar yarn: merino wool, machine wash, sport (24-26 sts/4 in), 100 gram, and 270 yards. You may also like Fyberspates Scrumptious Sport 4-Ply Yarn, which is another similar yarn: merino wool, machine wash, sport (24-26 sts/4 in), 100 gram, and on size 4 US needles.

What about yarn that have the same look and feel? Find more yarn with a smooth / uniform texture, a low (drapey) twist, and is hand dyed.

You may enjoy taking a look at the Lorna's Laces Sportmate Cell Block Shawlette, Lorna's Laces Sportmate Draper Cardigan, Lorna's Laces Sportmate Draper Vest, and Lorna's Laces Sportmate Sail Away Shrug kits all using Lorna's Laces Sportmate Yarn.

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