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How Trek is made

September 01, 2020

Trekができるまで

Amirisu's third original yarn, Trek, will be released on September 4th!

In fact, the reason I started making original yarn was the high import duty on summer yarn. 100% domestic linen yarn is almost non-existent anymore, yet import tariffs are still high (tariffs are mostly imposed to protect domestic industries). If you have the materials, you should be able to make better threads at a lower cost! That was the beginning.

So it took me a long time to decide to make my own wool thread. Actually, around the same time that I started making prototypes for Parade and Wanderlust, I also started making prototypes for Trek. I wanted a strong twist merino yarn that I could use all year round.

However, this is quite difficult. I've tried a variety of materials, but some of them end up with regular, springy threads, and some don't feel fresh. Ordinary thread is useless. So I put it in storage for a while. And again, as I remembered, I asked them to make a prototype with a different material.

In the meantime, I came up with a blend of Australian and French merino wool that was proposed by a twister. This was very good, and I decided to devise the number of twists from there. Despite the production method, which I was worried about going skewed, I asked them to twist it more and more. I finally finished it! It happened late last year.

There is a lot of controversy about shrink-proofing these days. And it is hard to become a pill. So 70% use preshrunk wool. As a result, we were able to obtain the shrink-proof effect without using 100% shrink-proof wool. Also, the coloring is good. Bright orange and yellow socks peeking out from the hem of his pants. I chose the color with such an image.

Of course, it is also ideal for clothing. Please enjoy the relaxed knitting comfort that is different from the ease of knitting of Parade!






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