release date: 06/16/2012
limited release in size 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, doll wrap
price: 125 € for a sz 6
apparently i’m back 🙂
i needed a break, but now i have a lot of beautiful new wraps waiting for a review and i think i will start with one of the latest limited didymos releases: indio lohme with 40% linen.
lohme was woven for the german shop trippel-trappel in memory of one of the most beautiful islands in germany – ruegen. lohme is a community on ruegen and the colors of the wrap remind the owner of the shop of the island and the wonderful time she has already spent there (and will spend there in the future).
on the picture above you can see lohme in between indio yew with 50% linen and skanderborg fish with wool.
measurements were taken on a sz 6 post-wash:
length: 4.85 m
width: 68 cm
weight: 600 g
-> 123.71 g/m
and here starts some confusion. trippel-trappel was given the weight from didymos for this wrap as 210 g/m2, which would have been a nice medium weight indio with a tendency to the thicker side.
when i received the wrap i was first of all flashed by its color (it has the same green as skanderborg fish), but when i took it out of the box i was surprised – this wrap is really really thin. but never judge a wrap before the first wash, so i threw it in the tub.
on the other hand a thin wrap will not come out of the wash as a thick wrap…the weave will be more dense, it will be softer and even floof up a bit. this has all happened and lohme was already very soft and moldable, and i guess it will need no time breaking in. but it was still ridiciously thin…i even asked some friends to measure their wraps and we always got numbers in between 170-181 g/m2. as a scientist i know that scales may vary, and that you need differnt persons weighing and measuring the same wrap on the same scale several times.
but this wrap will stay very thin. according to didymos and the shop it is hard to receive exact measurements and they are always around the given number. i totally agree to this. but here is a really significant difference and it makes me wonder if didymos is actually weighing and measuring their wraps…or are they just guessing ? i have to admit that this will leave a bad feeling regarding future releases and the given g/m2 when i’m trying to decide if the wrap might work for me and my toddler.
but for lohme are obviously enough thin wrap lovers with smaller babies out there. and i’m sure that they will love the wrap, especially in warm weather.
some more geekery: the warp is green cotton and the weft alternating threads of ecru and terra linen threads. due to the tri-colored threads and little contrast the indio pattern is not as prominent as in ‘normal’ indio wraps. but we have seen the same effect before with indio lavanda and indio purple alpaca: