March 18, 2008

Chacabuco

Chacabuco

Chacabuco is a bulky 100% pima cotton yarn by Araucania, named after the port town in the Northern Patagonia region of Chile. When knit up, the fabric has a wonderfully rustic feel, perhaps meant to echo the rugged beauty of the landscape, the fjords and glaciers. Cotton is an often maligned fiber, with it’s lack of memory and elasticity, but the things that Araucania keeps doing with it are ever exciting, combining lovely soft colors with interesting spinning and plying techniques.


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