This listing is for one skein of Polwarth Silk DK in the colorway No. 2 Pencil.
330 yds/115 g skein 85% Polwarth Wool and 15% Silk Hand wash is best in cool water, lay flat to dry. This yarn WILL felt.
If you have never worked with Polwarth before you're in for a real treat! Polwarth is my absolute favorite wool--it's a cross breed of merino and lincoln sheep that yields the softness of merino with the longer staple of lincoln sheep (translation: it is more resistant to pilling). It really poofs up after blocking so it's especially important to do a dreaded gauge swatch.
This wool is non-mulesed and is sourced from Australia.
Each skein is hand dyed by me in batches of three in my home kitchen just outside of Boston, Massachusetts in New England. I use professional wash fast dyes and set the color using citric acid, then once your yarn is cooled I wash it in Allure Fiber Wash and let it air dry. It is not unusual to have your finished item bleed a wee bit the first time you wash it; this doesn't mean your colorway wasn't properly set. My colorways are very saturated and sometimes some excess dye particles remain after I have washed and rinsed the yarn.
I do have a dog but she doesn't shed. She's not allowed near the yarn. Neither of us smoke.
Every skein I dye is done in a small batch of three skeins. I keep detailed records of what I do to each skein so that my customers can get the most consistent color per colorway no matter when you order them. However, due to the nature of handpainted skeins I cannot promise that the skeins will be identical. This is the nature of handpainted yarn! I suggest that you alternate skeins every few rows if you are knitting/crocheting a larger garment.
Shipping and Returns
Customer happiness is very important to me, so if for some reason you are not happy with your yarn please let me know within one week (7 calendar days) of receiving your purchase. I will accept returned yarn for either a refund or exchange as long as the following conditions are met:
-You must convo me before mailing the yarn back to confirm the yarn is eligible to be returned. -Yarn is in original hank/skein and the label is still attached so I can still sell it as a new item in the shop. -Yarn must not smell like anything other than yarn. -I must receive the yarn back at the shop within 7 calendar days of purchase (domestic orders) and 30 calendar days (international orders). -Sale items and custom orders are NOT returnable or refundable or eligible for a credit. -I will not refund the shipping cost back to me unless I made an error with your package.
I'm the Chief Executive Officer of Everything around here, so while your package will typically be shipped the next day, please allow me up to 3-5 days to get your package out in case it is the weekend or a holiday. I appreciate your understanding.
DOMESTIC US packages will be shipped via First Class automatically unless the weight of your order sends it via Priority Mail. Your Priority package is automatically insured for $50.00. If you would like more than this amount of insurance please leave me a note in the "note to seller" box at checkout and I will invoice you for the extra insurance.
INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES are sent First Class via the United States Postal Service (USPS), and depending on the weight it will automatically be upgraded to Priority Mail International. Unfortunately, Delivery Confirmation cannot be added to your First Class International delivery because once it leaves the USPS it cannot be tracked. You can upgrade to Priority Mail International to be able to track your package AND insure your package--please leave me a note in the "Note to Seller" box at checkout and I will convo you to set up a listing for the upgrade. Upgrading to Priority Mail International with insurance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as Skeinny Dipping will not replace your yarn if it goes missing because you did not upgrade with insurance. All and any customs charges are your responsibility.
All excess shipping charges over $1.00 will be refunded to you.
I accept Paypal and direct pay only at this time, but you do not need a Paypal account to pay this way. See the Paypal website for more information on how to pay through Paypal without an account. My account with Paypal has been verified so you can rest assured that your money and account information is being sent securely.
Returns & exchanges
See shipping policy.
Sale items are not returnable or refundable or eligible for credit.
Please note that I dye all of my yarns in a pet-friendly, non-smoking home with environmentally-friendly soaps. If you are a shopper who is highly sensitive to soaps or dog hair then perhaps my shop is not right for you. I do have a dog, however, and though she rarely sheds (she is a Yorkshire Terrier mix) I can't promise that a stray hair won't get to the yarn. She is completely uninterested in yarn and prefers to monitor the comings-and-goings on the sidewalk in front of our house. Please be aware of this in case you are allergic.