This is one of my personal favorites. Kristin Lavransdatter was inspired by the main character in Sigrid Undset's wonderful trilogy. The novels are set in late medieval Norway. The main character, Kristin, makes a terrible mistake but goes on to do much good in spite of it.
Like the character of Kristin, the yarn has a pleasing complexity to it. I dyed using rose, peach, and lavender on a background of gray. I used my Splashed and Speckled method to dye these. That means each skein has the same colors in approximately the same proportion, but the placement of each color will be a little different on each one. The great thing about that is it means the chances of the yarn pooling are pretty minimal.
The photos show Kristin Lavransdatter on my Sparkly Merino Sock, Super Sport, Buttery Soft DK, and So Silky Sock. Different bases dye up slightly brighter or softer depending on their contents. You can learn more about the different bases I have available below.
Since this listing is for yarn dyed to order, the quantity available is shown as zero because I don't have it in stock until I dye it for you. You can still place an order for as many as you would like. I strongly recommend ordering as many as you will need for your project because my colorways do vary a bit from one dye batch to the next.
You can expect me to dye and ship your yarn within 2-3 weeks once you have placed your order. I will email you to keep you informed of my progress.
Here are the yarn bases you can choose from and some information about each one:
Sparkly Merino Sock - This 4-ply yarn is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% lurex. There's enough lurex to really sparkle without compromising the softness of the merino. The neat thing about lurex is that the sparkle shows even more on darker colorways. This comes in extra-large 115 gram or 4-ounce skeins with a total of 409 yards, so it's on the heavier side of fingering weight. Sparkly Merino Sock tends to dye up brightly. This can be hand washed or washed on a gentle cycle in the washing machine on cold. It should be laid flat to dry.
So Silky Sock - This yarn is lusciously soft! It's a 4-ply made of 50% mulberry silk and 50% superwash merino. It comes in 3.5 ounce or 100 gram skeins with a total of 438 yards per skein. So Silky Sock tends to dye up fairly softly. I recommend washing it by hand in cold water because of the silk content, though there's nothing that will felt in this yarn.
Sock Perfection - I have finally found the perfect yarn base for actual socks! It is a light fingering weight that combines 80% extra-fine 19.5 micron superwash merino with 20% nylon. It's a good solid 4-ply yarn that comes in 100 gram skeins with 450 yards per skein. It can be machine washed on cold and air dried. It tends to take the dye rather brightly.
Donegal Sock - Donegal Sock is a wonderful tweed fingering-weight yarn made of 85% superwash merino and 15% nylon nebs that don't take dye. This is a 2-ply yarn with 438 yards per 100 gram skein. This can be machine-washed, though I think it would be better to hand-wash this one. It should be air-dried. Donegal Sock takes the dye fairly brightly.
Buttery Soft DK - This is a wonderfully soft 2-ply DK base with great stitch definition. It's made of 45% extra-fine merino (non-superwash), 45% baby alpaca, and 10% silk. It is a dream to work with! Each 100 gram skein contains 245 yards. This should be washed by hand in cold water and dried flat. Buttery Soft DK dyes up softly.