Caldolino is another of our Filanda brand yarns so is also sold as Adriafil Woca. The yarn is an aran weight mixed fibre of 70% wool and 30% linen. The mix gives a subtle tweedy look to garments as the wool and linen take dye differently resulting in lighter and darker tones.
Because of the linen in the yarn, it is hardwearing and becomes softer when worked up and washed. The cardigan that Jenny knitted last year hasn’t pilled and has really good structure so hasn’t sagged or stretched out of shape. The downside of the linen/wool content is that the yarn is very much a handwash (although Jenny did spin it in the machine).
Garments and accessories although it is a good all round yarn.
70% wool/30% linen on 50g/75m balls
Recommended needles are 5mm which give tension of 17stitches x 22 rows over 10cm.
A lovely, natural fibre which works equally well for knitting and crochet. The colour palette is very classic autumn/winter shades with a lovely subtle tweedy effect so is a great choice if you don’t like really bright colours. Caldolino has body when worked up and holds its shape well. It is prickly next to the skin but does soften with washing and makes lovely sturdy garments.
(0= not itchy at all 'I could wear this next to my skin' and 5 =very itchy 'I can't wear this'
Ruth's rating: 3 ( 2 after washing)
Jenny's rating:4 (3 after washing)
High quality luxury yarn with subtle colour palette. Not accessible to all budgets.
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