I am so happy with this lovely, soft handspun yarn, and I hope you will be too. The name comes from the song in the musical, South Pacific.
I started by carding together pink, fuchsia, spring green, and a bit of soft brown merino, and I added lavender mulberry silk to those along with a bit of purple angelina. The overall color is more pink than purple between the soft petal pink and the deeper fuchsia.
I spun it at a DK weight throughout. There are slight variations in thickness but nothing extreme. This is a singles yarn. There are 248 yards, so it would make a great hat, cowl, or small shawl.
Name: Softer than Springtime
Yarn Weight: DK Weight
Wraps per Inch: 13-14
Length in Yards: 248 yards
Ounces/Grams: 4.1 ounces/115 grams
Spinning Style: Fairly even with some variations in thickness
Contents: 89% merino top, 10% mulberry silk, 1% angelina
Colors: petal pink, fuchsia, lilac, spring green, light brown, and lavender
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.