Studies in Color: Dusty Pink and Pastels - Handspun Yarn - Merino Wool - Pink, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green - Rainbow.

$28.00
Get Shipping Estimate

Only 1 available

$28.00
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
Returns accepted
See this seller's return policy

Features
Handmade
Made in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Item details

This summer I decided to train up my spinning skills by doing some different color study activities. And since I'm spinning them to learn, instead of spinning them for specific projects, I will be putting them up in the shop.

This yarn is an experiment in chain-plying, which produces a 3-ply yarn. It is a rounder, tighter ply that is still soft and lofty. But it reduces the barber-poling, and keeps similar colors together so that the yarn has a smoother transitions in color. I was surprised when I received the roving in the mail - the photo looked like soft pastels, but the wool looked like Candyland on steroids. I was surprised (and pleased) at how this spinning technique softened those bright colors into gentle pastels. There were fairly short runs of color, and the fibers were long, so as the fibers were pulled into the yarn, they mixed the colors together. I would never have realized that length of fiber (which you can't see by looking) compared to length of color run, could have such a dramatic effect on yarn. So I learned a crucial lesson there.

When knit up it makes narrow stripes of color, with soft, blurred transitions between colors, almost like a Monet. The swatch in the final photo is a sample of linen stitch in this yarn.

The yarn is a soft merino, not quite as soft as my 19 micron yarn, but then nothing else quite is.

It's a little over 180 yards.


Reviews
No reviews yet

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payments
Secure options
Etsy Studio keeps your payment information secure. Etsy Studio shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Digital downloads
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.