This is shade #490 in the Catherine Earnshaw Softest Italian Merino DK range. I would describe this as a petrol blue.
The yarn is genuine Extra Fine Merino with an excellent yardage. Many Merinos on the market are made from a lower grade and so the yardage is less. The softness is entirely natural and the yarn has not been treated unlike many other Merinos and Merino mixes. It is exceedingly light yet exceptionally warm.
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