Wool yarn hand-dyed with fresh Japanese indigo I grow myself. The plants are grown from seed I save from the last year's crop. On dye day, I harvest plants and strip the leaves. After two hours of gentle heat, I strain out the leaves, adjust the pH, and give the liquid 10 minutes of vigorous aeration. Then it takes another hour to balance the vat before the first skein goes in. The yarn turn blue as it's exposed to oxygen when it comes out of the vat. One vat dyes two to four 100-gram skeins, with each skein getting multiple dips. Each skein has tonal variations.
This listing is for the skein pictured. It's mill-spun 100% Peruvian Highland wool. 100-gram skein, approximately 220 yards. 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on #6 - 9 needles.
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