DURIN'S BANE Handdyed Yarn on Sock Perfection Superwash/Nylon Sock Yarn

Regular price $25.00

Durin's Bane is a dramatic colorway inspired by the Balrog in Moria from The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien describes the Balrog as a creature of shadow and fire, and I have tried to represent that. I had to combine a couple different techniques to make this colorway possible. The colors are actually a bit hard to describe, but there's eggplant, dark melon, mulberry, magenta, and fire red. If you are looking at it from the distance, it "reads" as a dark red.

The yarn is priced per skein.

YARN FACTS
Name: Durin's Bane
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 450
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Plies: 4
Contents: 80% extra-soft superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
Colors: Eggplant, Dark Melon, Mulberry, Magenta, and Fire Red
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!
 
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.
Happy fiber artistry!