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Free Shipping! "Purple Rain" Hand dyed on Glisten Base of 75/20/5% SW merino, nylon, & sparkle sock weight yarn. 430 yards. 2-ply

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Free Shipping! "Purple Rain" Hand dyed on Glisten Base of 75/20/5% SW merino, nylon, & sparkle sock weight yarn. 430 yards. 2-ply

Plenty for a pair of socks. The 5% sparkle adds a glistening effect. It’s not “disco ball”, just a bit of a golden sparkle.

Merino wool and nylon blended together create a soft springy, yet strong, fiber with a lovely drape. It's my favorite for socks; but, it's also a fingering weight yarn and perfect for shawls, hats, gloves or fair isle color work. Superwash merino wool is machine washable and lay flat to dry.

All yarn is kettle hand dyed by me in small batches of no more than 5 Skeins and ready to ship. Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn, there may be variations in the Skeins from the same dye batch. If using more than one skein I recommend alternating Skeins to ensure color variety. I only sell yarn that I'd use in my own knitting and crochet projects. I like softness and a nice drape to my yarn.

I try to represent the colors the best that I can, but keep in mind there are differences from monitor to monitor. If you'd like more photos, please let me know.

Merino wool isn't the itchy, scratchy, can't wear it next to your skin wool. It's soft and squishy. Merino sheep are prized for their amazingly soft coats which turns into soft fleece and then soft yarn. Merino is the standard against how all other yarns are graded. Merino is considered "fine" wool due to the microns (diameter of the wool's shaft). The lower the microns the finer and softer the fleece and yarn.

As always, shipping inside the U.S. is free. Your yarn will arrive in a burlap gift bag suitable for reusing. Along with a set of complimentary stitch markers.

If you aren't pleased with your purchase, please let me know and I'll rectify it.


FAQs

I’d suggest delicate or handwash cold and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cold water.

Southern Sock: 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon sock / fingering weight yarn. 4 ply, 100 grams, 430 yards. The nylon makes the super soft and squishy merino even stronger. Glisten Sock: 75/20/5% superwash merino, nylon, & sparkle yarn sock yarn. 2-ply, 100 grams, 430 yards. The 2 plies of this yarn plump up together for added strength, but keeping the softness and drape. Alpaca Cloud: 40/40/20% baby alpaca, merino, & silk DK weight yarn. Single construction, 100 grams, 250 yards. There is no plies in this yarn, just one round, plump, soft yarn. Warm and cozy! Cashmere Sweater: 80/20% cashmere and superwash merino wool in a worsted weight yarn. 3 ply, 181 yds, 100 grams. This yarn is luxurious and wonderful to work with

Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to non existent

You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.

Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.

That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.

A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle. However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. I would say they will match 95%.

I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone. I use a white backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos. Yarn photos shown on a wooden background are taken on a wooden table in my studio under natural room lighting. Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.

I’d suggest delicate or handwash cold and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cold water.

Southern Sock: 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon sock / fingering weight yarn. 4 ply, 100 grams, 430 yards. The nylon makes the super soft and squishy merino even stronger. Glisten Sock: 75/20/5% superwash merino, nylon, & sparkle yarn sock yarn. 2-ply, 100 grams, 430 yards. The 2 plies of this yarn plump up together for added strength, but keeping the softness and drape. Alpaca Cloud: 40/40/20% baby alpaca, merino, & silk DK weight yarn. Single construction, 100 grams, 250 yards. There is no plies in this yarn, just one round, plump, soft yarn. Warm and cozy! Cashmere Sweater: 80/20% cashmere and superwash merino wool in a worsted weight yarn. 3 ply, 181 yds, 100 grams. This yarn is luxurious and wonderful to work with

Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to non existent

You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.

Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.

That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.

A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle. However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. I would say they will match 95%.

I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone. I use a white backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos. Yarn photos shown on a wooden background are taken on a wooden table in my studio under natural room lighting. Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.


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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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We ship free to the continental U.S. yarn is shipped USPS first class mail for packages under 16 ounces (4 Skeins approx) and USPS flat rate (2 - 3 day) for anything over 16 ounces. All packages include a tracking number and are insured at the USPS minimum.

International Shipping: I do not provide free international shipping. Any customs charges are the responsibility of the customer to pay. Any returned packages that were refused delivery due to non payment of duty will be refunded minus the cost of shipping.


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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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If an item is returned, the buyer must pay for return shipping and provide a tracking number. Once I receive the yarn, I will issue a refund. The yarn must be returned in the original condition.