Araucania Chaiten

Araucania Chaiten is a DK weight silk with a wonderful nubby texture reminiscent of raw silk fabrics. The subtle hand dyed colors would make great summer tops or shawls. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with this new yarn.

Fiber: 100% silk
Weight: DK
Gauge: 5.5 sts/inch
Needles: US 6
Weight: 100 g
Length: 310 yards
Care: Hand Wash. Dry Flat.

Chaiten is also a volcano in Chile. From Wikipedia:

“The Chaitén volcano entered a new eruptive phase for the first time in about 9,500 years on the morning of May 2, 2008.

In the early phase of the eruption (May 2, 2008), two separate vents had developed in the old lava dome. An overflight on 6 May 2008 found that these had fused into one vent roughly 800 metres (2,600 ft) across. OVDAS warned of possible major pyroclastic incidents, and the likelihood of prolonged activity.”

In other words, this yarn is hot-hot-hot.

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