Elemental Affects’ Coastal yarn is a carefully selected blend of 50% Shaniko Wool, 25% Mulberry Silk and 25% Belgian Flax fibers. Each of these fibers lends it’s own superpowers to what just might be the perfect warm weather yarn.
Coastal begins with wool – specifically Shaniko Wool – to absorb body moisture and move it away from the skin, making it available for evaporation. Wool is also a good base of “soft” in the hand and lends some loft to otherwise dense fibers.
Mulberry Silk provides more softness and a luxurious sheen. It’s also another good “evaporator.”
And the star of the show is Belgian Flax, an especially good “breather” that joins wool and silk in its job of regulating body temperature through moisture evaporation. Because the dye methods used for this yarn are friendlier to protein fibers, adding plant-based flax lends depth to the colors. Top it all off with Belgian Flax’s characteristic crispness for the icing on a truly delicious yarn cake.
Three plies and a moderately high twist offer a crisp, but soft hand, in a nice, strong, round-ish yarn that traps those loose, soft wool fibers close to the surface of the yarn. The result is the perfect warm weather yarn we know you will fall in love with!