1. (stative) be tawny, rusty-coloured, brownish-orange. (in Maori)
peapeau is Rusty Ferrets first double knit base. As a knitter with sensitive skin I was looking for something similar to merino in softness but something a little bit different. Polwarth was the base that I settled on. It is a breed from New Zealand that is actually a crossbreed of Merino and Lincoln. Polwarth has a long staple length which means its soft, has a beautiful lustre and actually does really well in wet conditions (woohoo for Scotland) and has a beautiful drape.
Weight - Double Knit
Meterage - 225 meters
Unit Weight - 100g
suggested needle size 3.5 -4.5mm (US 4 - 7)
Tension 22sts x 30 rows (on 4mm)
Fibre content - 100% superwash New Zealand Polwarth