This is a scrumptiously soft sock-weight/fingering-weight yarn base made of 50% silk and 50% superwash merino.
This colorway was inspired by one of my favorite paintings by Monet: "The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light." Here's a link to the painting. He spent 2 years painting the same cathedral at different times of day, and some have called it the ultimate series in impressionism.
The colors include dark gray, dark blue, medium blue, soft lavender, eggplant, and a bit of chartreuse with a generous amount of speckles. I actually nabbed one of these to go in my own Free Your Fade Shawl.
The yarn is priced per skein.
Name: Monet's Cathedral
Collection: Artist Collection
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 437
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Contents: 50% superwash merino. 50% silk
Colors: Gray, Blue, Lavender, Eggplant, Chartreuse
Yarn Base: So Silky Sock
Instructions: Wash by hand in cool water. Please air dry.
This yarn would pair beautifully with Monet (naturally), Purple Heather, Purple-Star Petunias, Lilac, Mary Cassatt, Margarita, and either version of Van Gogh. I chose Van Gogh Variegated and Van Gogh Splashed and Speckled to go with this in my own Free Your Fade shawl. All of these can be found in the So Silky Sock Yarn Collection.
PROCESS AND PACKAGING
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.