Cotinus coggygria is commonly called the ‘Smoke Bush’. They are an attractive shrub grown for the foliage which varies from deep purple to red. Misty pink clouds of flower, emerging in late spring to early summer, waft gracefully above the dramatic rounded foliage and persist for months, followed by spectacular crimson foliage in autumn. The scientific name Cotinus is derived from the Greek word 'cotonos', which means ‘wild olive tree’ and it symbolises purification and cleansing.
It is proven to be hard to get real colour on the photos for this base "Smoke Bush" is vivid deep purple with red undertones..
Enjoy the depth of Smoke Bush by itself, or couple with any of our other offerings on the Wyvern Worsted base.
Weight: 12ply (knits to a 10 ply on 5mm needles at 20sts/26 rows
Fibre: 100% SW Merino
Meterage: 150m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 5.5mm ; Guage: 22rows x17stitches to 10x10cm (always check guage)
Characteristics: A soft and lofty yarn sourced from our local mill in Nundle. Good for those quick projects that require warmth for those wintery days. Soft against the skin.
Use: Great for sweaters or beanies or anything requiring a 10 or 12 ply aran or worsted weight yarn.
We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.