FIELD OF LAVENDER Trio of Handspun Art Yarn

Regular price $94.00

This listing is for a set of three skeins super bulky handspun yarn. Each skein is made in the same Field of Lavender colorway but spun a different way. Whoever gets this set is going to have so much fun knitting or weaving or crocheting with these three skeins together!

Skein #1 is a gently thick and thin 2-ply super bulky yarn where I used the same Field of Lavender art batt for both plies. It's 88 yards and 3.8 ounces. This one is really just on the edge between bulky and super bulky at 6 to 7 wraps per inch.

Skein #2 is a spiral-spun super bulky yarn with lots of coils and beehives. This is really artsy yarn. One ply is the field of lavender colorway while the other is a lace-weight commercially spun spring green mulberry silk. This one has 66 yards and an enormous 4.6 ounces. It's well into the super bulky range at 4 to 5 wraps per inch.

Skein #3 is a dramatically thick-and-thin super bulky singles yarn made of my field of lavender art batts. It has 73 yards and 4 ounces. This one is also distinctly super bulky at 5 wraps per inch.

The colors include eggplant, purple, chartreuse, citron, white, sky blue, red, and dark green, and the yummy ingredients include merino, mulberry silk, bamboo, firestar, and angelina.

FYI, I'm offering this trio of yarn at a significant discount from what it would be for all 3 individually.

YARN FACTS
Name: Field of Lavender 1, 2, and 3
Length in Yards: 88, 66, and 73, totaling 227 altogether
Rec'd Needle Size: 13 and up US
Rec'd Hook Size: M-13 to Q
Spinning Style: See above.
Contents: 88% merino, 5% mulberry silk, 5% bamboo, 1% firestar, and 1% angelina
Colors: eggplant, purple, chartreuse, citron, white, sky blue, red, dark green
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry

YARN PAIRINGS
What can you make from a set like this?

If you are KNITTING, I recommend using a very simple pattern so as not to "overwhelm" the yarn. Here are a few patterns I think would look great:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twindom by Taiga Hilliard Designs is a shawl pattern made for bulky yarn with some nice lace details.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-drop-stitch-cowl - This cowl uses triple-elongated stitches, which are great for super bulky handspun

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/burrow - This triangular wrap would be perfect for this yarn! Since it starts at the bottom, you can just keep going until you use all the yarn.

If you CROCHET, here's a really neat cowl with a twist pattern that would look great with this yarn: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-ribbed-twisted-cowl

If you WEAVE, I think this would be fantastic as a vest or capelet using one of my many tonal yarn colorways as the warp with these as the weft. 

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!

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