This listing is for a 100g skein of hand dyed sock/4ply/fingering weight yarn on my Happy Owl base. Happy Owl is a fantastic 100% superwash Blue Faced Leicester which gobbles up the dye and makes for very vibrantly coloured yarns. This makes a versatile base for socks, shawls, gloves or any other items which call for this weight of yarn, and is a pleasure to knit or crochet.
Jewels on Velvet is a colourway where the yarn is predominantly violet/blue, with an eight inch flash of multi colours in each round of the skein. The multi flash includes red, green and violet.
This yarn is hand dyed with professional grade acid dyes and then rinsed after the dyeing process. However, please hand wash to preserve the colour and please be aware that there may be a small amount of dye bleeding out in the first wash (although this is unusual because I am very thorough with my rinsing). Drying in direct sunlight can also fade the colour over time, so where possible, please avoid.
Each skein is 100g and has 400m/437yards.
I am more than happy to wind your skein into a cake of yarn for you before mailing it if you would like - please just let me know at checkout and I'll willingly provide this service free of charge. Having been without a ball winder and swift for the first few years I was knitting, I know how awkward it can be to wind yarn into a ball without these!
Please bear in mind that I dye skeins in small batches through kettle dyeing and hand painting. This leads to small variations even between skeins in the same dye lot so if you have a large project in mind, please contact me so that I can make sure you get skeins as closely matching as possible or I can custom dye a specific quantity up for you. Also please bear in mind that whilst every effort is made to ensure the photograph accurately reflects the yarn colour monitors do vary.
If you choose standard shipping, your package will be sent by standard first class (UK) or standard airmail (overseas) and will only be insured up to a total of £20 (including postage). This is the amount that I will be able to refund you for your whole package if it gets lost in the mail. If your purchase comes to more than £20 I strongly recommend that you choose the option at the checkout to increase the postal insurance. There is an option to increase the insurance to £50. For any more than this, please get in touch and I will tell you how much extra it is.
If you have any questions, please contact me at hello @ owlaboutyarn.com
I aim to ship items out within three working days of sale. If you need the item promptly please mention this when buying and I will do my best to help. I send everything within the UK by first class mail, and all overseas packages will be sent by airmail. Please bear in mind that overseas shipping times can vary widely from seven days to a month, dependent on customs control when leaving and entering countries. I always obtain proof of posting, but will not mail by 'signed for' services unless a postal supplement is paid. Therefore parcels are only insured to a maximum of £20 value. Please contact me if your order is over this amount and you'd rather pay a little more for more postal insurance.
I cannot deal with any claims for lost parcels until 20 WORKING (Mon - Fri) days have passed for UK orders, 20 working days for European orders and 25 working days for International orders. These are the guidelines set by Royal Mail and I cannot deal with missing parcels until this time.
Once a claim has been made I will arrange to send you a replacement, an alternative if no longer available or a refund.
A CN22 form has to be completed for all orders outside the EU and you are responsible for any import duties or taxes incurred on receipt of the parcel into your country. I will not falsify the customs label to avoid import tax. If you wish to buy multiple items and want to avoid this tax, it may be cheaper to split your order and pay postage charges on two packages.
Returns & exchanges
I attempt to describe the items as accurately as possible in the listings, and I do my best to photograph them accurately. Please bear in mind that there is some colour variation across different computer screens. I will only accept returns and offer refunds in exceptional cases and only by agreement. Return postage will be paid by the buyer.
From time to time I can accommodate custom orders. Please bear in mind that, depending upon the request, this can take some time. If you request a custom order I will give an estimate of the time it could be expected to take at the time of the initial request.