Welcome Semilla Grosso
By BC Garn
Semilla Grosso by BC Garn is a 100% organic wool yarn grown, spun and dyed in an environmentally sustainable way.
Sourced in Argentina from guaranteed mulesing-free farms, the raw material is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.
Carefully spun and dyed in Italy, the yarn maintains its eco-cred by using only dye stuffs produced according to GOTS standards. That is, they are free from harmful substances such as toxic heavy metals and are biodegradable.
The yarn itself is smooth and round performing best over stocking stitch and cabled details. It’s perfect for satisfyingly uniform stitches and popping textural detail.
With its soft squishy hand-feel and luxurious next-to-skin softness this yarn is perfect for quick winter accessories and cosy wardrobe staples.
FIBRE CONTENT: 100% Organic Wool
NET WEIGHT: 50g (1.75oz) per ball
YARN WEIGHT EQUIVALENT: Bulky / 12 Ply
APPROX. YARDAGE: 80m (87yd)
CONSTRUCTION: Worsted spun, 6 plies, moderate twist
ORIGIN: Fibre sourced in Argentina, dyed and milled in Italy
CARE: Cold hand wash (see notes below)
WORKING THE YARN
Semilla Grosso is suitable for knit and crochet projects. We’ve included gauge suggestions for these crafts below. You may also like to check out our project suggestions on RAVELRY.
This yarn is spun with an intended soft and squishy hand-feel. This is achieved by using a fine staple fibre and milling with a looser twist, both elements that can contribute to pilling. We recommend working the yarn at the firmer end of the gauge spectrum to reduce pilling.
The colours used to dye this yarn are produced according to GOTS standards, this includes restrictions on certain chemicals that aid light-fastness.In exceptional cases, placing yarn or projects in direct sunlight for extended periods of time may affect light-fastness.
The gauge information below can be used as guidance when planning your projects. We always recommend that you swatch to determine a configuration that results in the ideal fabric and hand feel for your project.
14-18 stitches over 10cm, using 4.5 - 5.5mm needles (3.5 – 4.5 stitches per inch, US size 7-9 needles)
11-14 stitches over 10cm, 5.5mm - 6mm hook (2.75-3.5 stitches per inch, US size I–9 to K–10 ½ hook)
ABOUT BC GARN
BC Garn is a family run business based in Germany. They are known for their selection of natural fibres and extensive colour palettes. They produce a collection of GOTS certified and eco-friendly yarns.