This yarn was inspired by Sara Crewe, the main character in the wonderful children's classic, A Little Princess. In spite of her own deep sorrow and hardship, she manages to bring joy to those around her. This colorway is dedicated to all who have managed to do the same in spite of--or perhaps in light of--their own sorrow.
The yarn contains several shades of moody blues and mournful violets but has a section of bright cheerful fuchsia right in the middle of it.
I dyed this yarn using my Splashed and Speckled method, which means each skein contains the same colors but in different places, making each one unique.
I dyed this on my Buttery Soft DK in several layers, and I think I love it even more on this base. The colors look softer, and the texture of the yarn is perfect. The yarn itself is so lovely and soft. It's made of 45% baby alpaca, 45% extra-soft 19.5 micron merino, and 10% silk, and it has great stitch definition.
Please note that this is NOT a superwash yarn.
Name: A Little Princess
Yarn Weight: DK Weight
Yarn Base: Buttery Soft DK
Length in Yards: 245
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Contents: 45% baby alpaca, 45% soft 19.5 micron merino, 10% silk
Colors: Blue, Violet, Burgundy Rose
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry.
A Little Princess would look lovely with Impatiens and Mirkwood as shown in the last photo.
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.
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