Superwash Merino/Nylon Sock 75/25 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon 460 yards/100 g 7-9 st/in on US 0-2
** Waterwise Dyeing Technique ** ** Speckle Dyeing ** ** Self-Striping ** ** One of a Kind **
NOTE: Yarn is wound into a ball for photographic purposes only.
We've created this colorway, "Peony Garden," using our water-wise dyeing technique. This technique saves at least 12 gallons of water per skein.
Peony Garden is also part of a new series - self striping skeins in two stripes, one semi-solid color* (variegated fuchsia/purple) that will knit up in 2-3 rows, and a multi-colored speckled stripe that will knit up in 4-5 rows.
*Please note that due to the low water use technique, the "solid" stripe may contain a fair amount of variegation within the color. Also, although I can dye more dye lots of this colorway, each dye lot (and skein) will be unique due to the nature of speckle dyeing.
This sock yarn base is 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon for plenty of strength. It's a smooth, traditional 4-ply sock yarn that is a pleasure to knit with. Colors tend to be softer and more muted than on our other bases, and with a generous 460 yards, should be enough for both men's and women's socks. This yarn would also make a lovely scarf or pair of gloves.
Although the merino in this yarn is superwash, hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry for best results and to extend the life of your finished creation. This yarn has been rinsed a minimum of three times after dyeing, but may still bleed slightly on its first washing.
Currently, yarn is dyed one at a time or in small batches, but if you would like to order multiple skeins for a larger project, I will be happy to dye to order with every attempt made to match skeins as closely as possible. Also, although every attempt has been made to represent colors in photographs, individual monitors may vary.
This yarn was dyed in smoke-free premises. There are two cats and a dog, but they are not allowed to play in the fiber, which is stored in plastic bags and covered bins.
Please note if you want your yarn wound into a center pull cake, at no extra charge.
Questions? Just send an email to ladybugfiber (at) gmail (dot) com.
*** Shipping charges (both domestic and international) increased on January 27, 2013. ***
Your in-stock item(s) will be shipped within two business days after your payment clears. During our busy season (Fall and Winter) custom orders and pre-orders will be shipped within 4 weeks if yarn is currently in stock, or up to 5 weeks if not.
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Yarn may be hand delivered within the greater Sacramento area. Please email for details.
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*** As of January 1, 2014, all custom orders will require pre-payment. Please use "Request Custom Order" button on our page. ***
Please see our refund and miscellaneous policies below, for updated information on returns and order cancellations.
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Returns & exchanges
We take a lot of pride and care in creating these items, and want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you are not, please contact us within 7 days of receipt for an exchange or refund. Return shipping costs will not be refunded and buyer is responsible for any new shipping costs.
Please note that all returns MUST be in their original condition with label and any other items included to be considered for a full refund. Yarn and fiber can not have been used, knitted, crocheted, spun or altered in any way.
Custom orders can not be returned unless it is our error, such as an incorrect color or base, etc.
Custom orders are welcome! As of January 1, 2014, all custom orders must be prepaid. Please use the "Request Custom Order" button to begin a convo regarding your request.
**** As of April 2014, we are raising prices a little on our newly dyed bases which contain merino. This reflects a price increase on merino bases from our wholesale supplier earlier in the year - we are now dyeing on this stock. All in-stock shop items dyed before April 1, 2014 will remain at the old prices. ****
If you see a colorway you like but want it dyed in a different base or quantity, just let us know; most of our colorways are repeatable. If the base yarn or fiber is in stock, turnaround time is up to four weeks (but often sooner), depending on whether it is kettle dyed, hand painted, self striping, etc. Turnaround time may be longer if the yarn base requested is not currently in stock.
*** Requests by buyers to cancel and refund orders that have already been shipped are then subject to our returns and refund policies. Please see our refund policies for details. ***
*** Coupons only apply to in-stock merchandise - they can not be applied to gift certificates, custom orders, Chubbies, team orders or clubs ***
*** A note to our California customers and neighbors: Due to increased sales tax rates, as of February 1, 2013, we now charge 8.5% sales tax. ***
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