This yarn is part of my artist collection, and it's one of my own favorites.
It was inspired by Renoir's portrait, "Mademoiselle Irene Cahen d'Andvers." It was commissioned by the little girl's father. Here's a link to the painting.
I dyed it on one of my favorite yarn bases, my So Silky Sock Base made of 50% superwash merino and 50% silk. This is so lusciously soft!
The colors are mocha brown, forest green, thyme, ballet pink, a bit of red, a bit of dark blue, and a lot of very light blue with some yarn left white. There's also some lavender where colors combined. Because of the random nature of the colors, it isn't likely to pool. It also means that each skein is unique with the same colors but different placement of each color.
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 437
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Contents: 50% superwash merino wool, 50% silk
Colors: Mocha, green, pink, red, blue, lavender, and white
Yarn Base: So Silky Sock Yarn
Instructions: Wash by hand in cool water and lay flat to dry.
This yarn would go well with Annunciation Blue, Poinsettia Red, Fuchsia, or Thistle or any combination of those. You can see them all in the So Silky Sock Yarn collection.
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.
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