Monokrom – New from Urth Yarns

Urth Yarns has taken the knitting world by storm over the last year and a half, and rightly so. Decadently soft and exquisite fibres, electrifying colourways, a commitment to employing and empowering women, and giving back to nature is what you get with each and every skein of Urth Yarns.

The Uneek line from Urth Yarns, a self-striping wonder-wool that is available in three different weights as well as in sock kits, has seen tremendous success in yarn shops across the country and we know that the newest addition to the family will be a huge hit as well.

Welcome Monokrom, you are just what we’ve been waiting for! While we all know and love variegated, self-patterning and self-striping yarns, we also know that they don’t always lend themselves well to patterns with a lot of detail. Cables and textures tend to get a little lost in high patterning yarns, and this is where Monokrom enters the picture.

A highly saturated tonal, Monokrom is absolutely perfect for cables, texture, lace and any other decorative stitch details. The subtle shading of Monokrom creates depth and beauty to all knitting projects. Available in fifteen jaw dropping tone-on-tone shades, your mind will be blown by the warmth and richness of every colourway.

Monokrom is a fingering weight, 100% extrafine, superwash merino -softness at it’s best! Each plush skein packs 400 meters of squishy goodness, enough for a gorgeous shawl, an elegant hat and mitts set, or even a precious coming home sweater for a very special baby.

Check out our Free Patterns page for more great ideas and inspiration such as our Corona Capelet that we feel would be absolutely ideal for one skein of Monokrom. Designed by Team Estelle member Michelle Porter, this delicate pattern would beautifully highlight the subtle shading of Monokrom without disturbing the intricate lace work. A match made in heaven!

As if Monokrom itself wasn’t enough, Urth Yarns know the importance of giving back to nature and they work closely with Trees for the Future in their mission to provide local families with tools and knowledge to plant trees in Africa. Urth Yarns work with textile factories that have Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification; only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. And last but by no means least, Urth Yarns provide employment to women in rural areas of Turkey. Do you need any other reason to pick up a skein of Urth Yarns for your next project?

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