Hand Dyed Yarn, Muscovite, Single Ply Merino and Stellina, Sparkle, Perfect for Shawls and Lightweight Accessories - Rhondochrosite
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with chemical composition MnCO3. In its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. It streaks white, and its Mohs hardness varies between 3.5 and 4. Its specific gravity is between 3.5 and 3.7. It crystallizes in the trigonal system, and cleaves with rhombohedral carbonate cleavage in three directions. Crystal twinning often is present. It is transparent to translucent with refractive indices of nω=1.814 to 1.816, nε=1.596 to 1.598. It is often confused with the manganese silicate, rhodonite, but is distinctly softer.
Our new base, Muscovite, is a perfect blend of our Pumice single ply yarn and our Mica with just a hint of silver sparkly stellina. It is a gorgeous fingering weight yarn, Perfect for lightweight garments.
Approximately 400 yards/100 grams
95% Single Ply Superwash Merino wool, 5% silver toned stellina.
Knit Gauge: 27-32 sts/4in (6.75-8 sts/in)
Needle Size: US 1-3 (2.25-3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge: 21-32 sts/4in (5.25-8 sts/in)
Hook Size: B 1-E 4 (2.25-3.5mm)
All our yarn is dyed with professional dyes in a smoke free home studio.
We try to take pictures of our yarn that accurately reflect the colours but monitors may vary in how they display them.
Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn no skeins are identical. If knitting with more than one (1) skein we recommend that you alternate skeins. If you are wanting to make a larger project please send us a message and we will create a listing just for you and dye the quantity you need. All custom orders have a lead time of 4 weeks as they are dyed to order.
Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn there may be some bleeding during the first wash so we do recommend you had wash all handknits in cool water and separately from other items and lay flat to dry.
Our yarns come from a smoke free but pet friendly home. Although my pets are not around where I dye/ store yarn use caution if you have allergies.
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