This elegant little set of mini skeins is called Ball at Netherfield after the rich colors of the ball that Bingley finally throws in Pride and Prejudice.
This is a set of five 20-gram mini skeins.
The yarn I'm using for these is a soft 4-ply sock-weight yarn made of 100% superwash merino.
The colors include Burgundy Rose, Renaissance Blue, Annunciation Blue, Lilac, and Perfect Purple. The last photo shows the whole rainbow of minis.
Name: Ball at Netherfield
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 435 yards total
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 7-8 stitches per inch
Contents: 100% superwash merino wool
Colors: Rose, Blues, Purples
Yarn Base: Squishy Sock
Instructions: Can be washed by hand or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.
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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