Rauwerk – Sport
Rauwerk Sport is a beautiful single-flock yarn made from 100% organic Bavarian merino wool. It is beautiful lofty yarn which makes it very warm and insulating. It is also sticky and holds texture well – a great option for stranded knitting. Please note that although Rauwerk classifies this as a sport weight we have found that it grows noticeably after blocking. It is therefore easily adaptable and can work with a wide range of different gauges ranging from sport to DK projects.
This neutral collection comes in 6 colourways. Merino wool only comes in white/cream so while the Kalk and Sand colours are completely undyed while the greys are all created by mixing together the natural fleece with a black dyed fleece in different quantities before spinning.
This yarn also comes in 13 beautiful botanically dyed colours.
Founded in 2015 by Brighton dweller Christine Biedermann, Rauwerk is an ethical and eco-friendly yarn company based in Bavaria. All the fleece comes from one single organically certified flock raised near Munich. The yarn is spun just 90 km away and then dyed just 40 km away from the farm so this yarn has not travelled far. Although living in Brighton, Christine regularly travels to Munich to visit the farmers and the flock she works with. Through Rauwerk she aims to promote sustainable and ethical farming practices and to enhance the profile of Bavarian merino wool.
Weight: sport / DK
Fibre: 100% organic merino wool – non-superwash
Skein: 100 g = 300 m
Needle size: 2.75 mm – 4.00 mm (US 2 – 6)
Spin: woollen spun
Fibre Origin: Munich in Bavaria, Germany
Processed: milled in Chiemgau & dyed in Allgaeu both in Bavaria, Germany
Care: hand wash