Purple is the New Chocolate, Pictured Rocks DK Weight Yarn 50/50 Silk and Merino

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Silky, Warm, with incredible sheen and luster, our fifty/fifty blend of merino and silk will blow you away. The drape and luster of this yarn will draw you in and is the perfect shawl, or cowl yarn. . Four plies, and 230 yards in a 100 gram skein. This is a luxury yarn, truly. 50% Fine Superwash Merino, 50%. It’s the most beautiful yarn dyed up in all of our colorways. While silk can be a slick yarn to knit with the merino adds the perfect wooly feel to help this yarn hold to your needles. If you are new to working with any silk mix, we strongly suggest that you use wooden needles, either circular or straight, for your first project.

-About the Colorway

Purple is the New Chocolate
If you knit, you know that knitting can be better than chocolate. Knitting is also better with chocolate, just sayin’. This is a luscious and adult purple. With undertones of plum, lavender, lilac and gold, this is a warmed-up purple with reddish tones throughout, but no red. Tonal, it still has the movement and light that we strive to put in all our colorways.

We use professional acid dyes in our in-home dye studio. The bright colors will last, especially becaue single ply yarn should never be washed any other way than by hand and laid flat to dry.

One of the wonderful things about artisanal dyeing is like the proverbial snowflake, no two are exactly alike. If you wish to order more than one skein, please alternate skeins to assure a picture perfect finished project.
About the Base Yarn:
Pictured Rocks DK Weight Yarn

-50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk (while this yarn does contain superwash merino, this is a NON-Superwash yarn. Please always hand wash your silk. Silk must never be heated to more than 165 degrees Fahrenheit, or the natural luster and sheen will fade.

-Four Ply Yarn

-Approximately, 230 yards in a 100 gram skein

- This would make a lovely shawl, mitts, cowl, any item you want the luxury of silk to shine in. We do not recommend this fingering weight yarn for sweaters. Silk does tend to grow when washed and can stretch in a sweater. If you are a confident knitter, or crocheter and have knit a sweater with silk before, then ignore the above advice! We are not the knitting police.

- All yarn is re-skeined. (sometimes begrudgingly) to prevent tangles and avoid knots.

If you have any questions, or problems please convo us right away! Everyone at Liedel Fiber Art is committed to making your yarn purchase joyfully memorable.

Thank you for visiting Liedel Fiber Art

-Hand wash cool ONLY!, Lay flat to dry

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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We ship via USPS when appropriate. Otherwise you can state your preference for another carrier. If this increases cost, I will give you an option prior to mailing. I ship internationally, the least expensive way. We ask that any purchase over fifty dollars be insured. Believe me, this makes life easier and offers a headache free existence for everyone. Packages are shipped three times a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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If you wish to cancel an order, please do so as soon as possible. We cannot cancel a shipped order. Custom dye orders are not eligible for cancellation once the yarn has been dyed.

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We have a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee on everything, but pdf files. If your product is not to your liking, arrives damaged, or isn't quite what you want, let us know through convo right away.We are happy to send you a new one, or refund your money, less shipping costs. A happy customer is the best advertising we can get!

Additional policies

Our aim is to deliver delight. All colorways are photographed to the best possible match. Monitors can change things and different dye lots will affect the color. As with all hand-dyed products some variations may occur. Please let us know if this lot is not what you are expecting. We will try our best to match your expectations. We do look at the photos on two monitors and in different browsers so every photo is as honest as possible.