PURPLE IRIS Indie-Dyed Sparkly Merino Sock-Weight Yarn

Regular price $27.00

Quantity Available: 2

I dyed this yarn to look like the purple irises in our next-door neighbor's yard. Almost half the skein is dyed a deep rich eggplant. The other colors are soft lavender, daffodil yellow, and spring green. I then lightly speckled over the lighter colors with lilac and red and green.

All of this is on a sock or fingering weight yarn base made of soft superwash merino with 8% sparkly lurex. If you enlarge the pictures, the sparkle shows really well just as it does in real life.

One of the photos shows a skein that has been reskeined so you can get a better feel for how it will look in a finished project. You may receive one that has been reskeined or one that hasn't. It won't make any difference to the finished project.

I also knit up a little sample so you can see how the colors look in stockinette.

The yarn is priced per skein.

YARN FACTS
Name: Purple Iris
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 409
Ounces/Grams: 4 oz/115 grams
Plies: 4
Contents: 92% superwash merino wool, 8% lurex
Colors: Eggplant, Lavender, Daffodil, Spring Green, and Lilac
Instructions: Machine or hand wash on cold and air dry.

YARN PAIRINGS
Purple Iris would go well with Eggplant, Sunflower, Lilac, and Irish Moss.
 
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!
 
HANK OR CAKE
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.
 
MY GIFT TO YOU
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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