Araucania Ruca Yarn – Yarn Review

Araucania Ruca Yarn – Yarn Review

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 by Rhonda Bell

Araucania Ruca Yarn

Araucania Ruca Yarn

Yarn: Araucania Ruca Yarn

Yardage: 263 yards (241 meters)

Weight: 100 grams (3.52 ounces)

Fiber Content: 100% sugar cane

Gauge: 22 stitches = 10 cm/4 inches

Recommended Needle Size: 3.75 mm/4-5 US

Araucania Ruca Yarn Swatch

Araucania Ruca Yarn Swatch

Care Instructions: Dry clean.  Hand wash with cool water and mild soap.  Was similar colors separately.  Dry flat, do not sun dry, soak, spin or tumble dry.

Notes: There are no dye lots for this yarn.


I was intrigued by Araucania Ruca Yarn because of its fiber content, sugar cane.  Knit up in stockinette stitch it has a lovely drape and feel soft against the skin.  My swatch is knit with size 1 US needles.  The bottom is regular stockinette stitch, followed by 1 by 1 ribbing and then seed stitch.

The yarn is hand dyed in Chile and has slightly different shades throughout that gives it interest and character.

I think the Araucania Ruca Yarn would be a great summertime one. It would be great in tank tops or short sleeve sweaters. I think it would also be lovely as a scarf or shawl.

See more yarn reviews on the Blog Yarn Reviews Page or the Knitting News Cast Yarn Reviews Page

Leave a Reply