This beautiful yarn was hand dyed in rural Sussex, using acid dyes for a colourfast finish. The colours are really lovely together, and create stripes of golden yellow, pale yellow, golden yellow, light turquoise, blue, and light turquoise again. The mini has been dyed a matching golden yellow.
The yarn is an 70% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon and 5% Silver Stellina blend with 420m per 100g, and is lovely and soft. It is available in the following sets.
- 100g skein with a 20g mini
- 50g gobstopper ball with a 20g mini
- 2 x 40g perfectly matching skeins with a 20g mini
- 2 x 25g perfectly matching skeins with a 20g mini
The 50g gobstopper ball and the 2 x 25g perfectly matching sets are perfect for zero waste socks - I recommend working the socks toe up to ensure that you have enough yarn for the foot, and then working the leg with the remaining yarn. There is plenty of yarn in the mini for cuffs, heels and toes. If you're using the 50g ball weigh the ball and stop knitting the first sock when you have just over half the yarn left. The sample in the photos was knitted with 25g of the main colour, and used the contrast mini for the cuff, heel and toe. It fits a UK size 6 foot.
I have tried to capture the colours as accurately as possible, however there may be slight variations in the colours as shown on your screen.
This yarn should be hand washed in cool water, then dried flat for the best results.