I just received some merino yarn that has vegetable matter throughout the yarn, not a lot but some. I looked it up and found one site that said yarn such as this, which came straight from the farm, will have more vege matter because it is processed less, making the yarn, my yarn, deliciously soft.
I read that acid is added to the washing process in order to dissolve the vege matter. ACID. No wonder this yarn is so remarkably soft.
It doesn’t really bother me, I pick out the big chunks and knit in the rest. Can I see it. Yep, when I examine it closely, but the grasses, twigs and such allow me to appreciate the beautiful animal who grew it for me to knit.
Any thoughts, opinions or knowledge about vegetables in yarn?