ONYX AND SAPPHIRES Handdyed Ikat Yarn on Sock Perfection

Regular price $25.00

Quantity Available: 2

I am really excited about this colorway and technique. I dyed this yarn using a technique based on Ikat weaving, which is thought to have been the first decorative weaving technique in Japan, Indonesia, and several other ancient societies.

The yarn is predominantly black with short segments of bright emerald. If you look at the last photo, you can see what a different colorway I dyed using the same method looks like knit up in stockinette.

The yarn is priced per skein.

Name: Onyx and Sapphires
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 450
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Plies: 4
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch
Contents: 80% extra-soft superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
Colors: Black and Blue
Instructions: Can be washed by hand or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.

The last photo shows (from left to right) Onyx and Emeralds, Onyx and Sapphires, Onyx and Rubies, and Durin's Bane, which was dyed using the same technique and then some.

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.
Happy fiber artistry!