Araucania Ruca Yarn – Yarn Review
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 by Rhonda Bell
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
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.