The philosophy behind Mirasol is very simple, supporting children from local communities in the Puno Region of Peru through the sales of the Mirasol Yarn Collection and private contributions. Back in 2007 a Mirasol Hand Knitting Yarn Collection was launched with the purpose to raise funds for Mirasol, thus a portion of every purchase made of the Mirasol Hand Knitting Yarn Collections goes directly to fund the school. Peru's heritage and culture of textile artistry is rich and ancient. The Mirasol Yarn Collection includes yarns made from the animals bred by these communities for generations in the Peruvian highlands.
By purchasing the Mirasol Yarn Collection you are supporting the shepherds and their families ensuring the continuation of this tradition.
40% Wool, 40% Silk, 20% Bamboo Viscose with approx 191 yards per 50g that knits to 6 sts per inch on a US 5 needle.