Very handy mini skein of hand dyed, sock weight yarn in a charcoal semi-solid colorway. This colorway is a perfect neutral for Winter time (or any time, if you ask me) and can also very well be used to balance out brighter colors in multi-colored projects. It is mostly a very dark grey, ranging to black, but also sports some patches of light grey. It will knit up beautifully marbled!
This mini skein of Arena Volcánica is dyed on my FUERTE sock base, a sock / fingering weight 75% superwash wool + 25% nylon yarn, which is perfect for knitting socks or other types of projects that will need to withstand a little wear. It’s sturdy and soft at the same time. One mini skein will be enough for contrasting cuffs, heels and toes, or gives a fun color block detail to another type of project! It’s perfect if you want to try out my sock yarn without spending too much. Please note that this listing is for one mini skein only.
All of my yarns are dyed up in my kitchen in sunny Gran Canaria – one of the teeny tiny Spanish islands in the Atlantic. Therefore, like all my handmade items, they receive Spanish names, or are named after Canarian places that they are somehow related to. Since the Canary Islands were formed through volcanic activity, it is only appropriate that I created a colorway (or actually two!) referring to the islands’ coming-into-being. Arena Volcánica, Spanish for ‘volcanic sand’ refers to the nearly black lava sand that can still be found on many of the Canarian beaches. Its companion colorway, Erupción Volcanico, Spanish for ‘volcanic eruption’ (duh), has the colors of burning hot lava.
DETAILS » colorway: ARENA VOLCÁNICA (semi-solid dark grey / charcoal with black and spots of light grey) » base: FUERTE (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon) » weight: sock / fingering (ca. 25 grams / 100 meters [109 yards]) » suggested needle size: 2.5-4 mm [UK 13-8, US 1.5-6] » care instructions: machine wash your knitted project on a cold and gentle cycle. However, to ensure longevity, I always recommend to wash by hand anyway. Squeeze out excess water with a towel and lay flat to dry. » warning: hand dyed yarns may bleed a little during first wash.
COLOR DIFFERENCES All skeins of yarn are dyed separately. This means that, even though I carefully write down my recipes, all skeins of the same colorway can (and probably will) vary slightly in the intensity or distribution of their colors. Different bases take colors differently as well, meaning that the same colorway can look different on different bases. When working on a larger project that requires more than one skein of yarn, I would advice you to alternate between skeins a few rows before definitively adding a new skein of yarn. This will make any color differences between the skeins fade into one another in your knitting, rather than creating a distinct line.
CUSTOM ORDERS If you see a colorway you would like on a different base, or if you have seen something in my shop that is not currently listed, let me know! Even though it may not always be possible for me to exactly recreate colorways, I would be more than happy to see what I can do. It is also possible to custom order a larger quantity of skeins. Just click the ‘request custom order’ bottom, let me know your wishes, and we can discuss the options!
Compare all the yarn bases I regularly offer here: http://chaintwenty.com/yarn-bases/
SHIPPING All orders are shipped in 1-3 business days. The time it takes for an order to arrive at its new home depends on the country it is shipped to and may vary considerably. Usually, shipments arrive within 1-2 weeks, but longer shipping times do occur occasionally. I cannot be held accountable either for delays caused by customs or for the loss of a package due to postal errors. Please also take into account the possibility that your country charges extra tax over your shipment.
ABOUT My name is Merel and I am a 27-year-old knitwear designer from The Netherlands, who lives with her boyfriend and two kittycats on the sunny island of Gran Canaria (Spain). Chain Twenty developed naturally out of my love for minimalistic design, a preference for unique and handmade goods, and a ‘quality over quantity’ kind of lifestyle.
With its minimalistic designs, Chain Twenty tries to bridge the gap between traditionally handmade knitwear and modern fashion and interior design. A small colour palette, simple shapes and basic textures form the foundation of Chain Twenty’s timeless staple pieces and knitting supplies.