A deep violet-black that takes its name from a pioneering synthetic pigment used in printing and dyeing. In the 1860s Mr. J . Lightfoot brought us a blacker black after studying the oxidation of new compound, aniline. Aniline purple had been accidentally created a few decades earlier while student Willam H. Perkins was trying to synthesize quinine - and that accidental discovery set off a giant Victorian wave of mauve everything. In this rich black yarn, you can catch hints of that sweet Victorian violet shade in the right lighting.
Base: Woolf (Lace) 41% Baby Alpaca, 13% 18.5 Micron Merino, 10% Yak, 35% Silk; 437 yards / 50 grams
Price listed is per one (1) skein of yarn.