GALADRIEL'S GIFT - Dyed to Order

Regular price $25.00

Quantity Available: 20

I love this colorway! It's heavily speckled and will be an adventure to knit with every stitch different.

The colors are sky blue, bright blue, spring green, lavender, a bit of yellow, a bit of chartreuse, and an abundance of magenta and purple speckles.

As for the name, the colors remind me of a stunningly beautiful garden, and that made me think of the box of soil and seeds that Galadriel gave Sam in The Lord of the Rings which he used to replenish the Shire.

The first photos show it on Sparkly Merino Sock, and the last ones show it on Cashmere Sock.

I strongly recommend ordering as many as you will need for your project because my colorways do vary a bit from one dye batch to the next.

TURNAROUND TIME
You can expect me to dye and ship your order within 2-3 weeks once you have placed your order. I will email you to keep you informed of my progress.

YARN BASES
Here are the yarn bases you can choose from and some information about each one:

Sparkly Merino Sock - This 4-ply yarn is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% lurex. There's enough lurex to really sparkle without compromising the softness of the merino. The neat thing about lurex is that the sparkle shows even more on darker colorways. This comes in extra-large 115 gram or 4-ounce skeins with a total of 409 yards, so it's on the heavier side of fingering weight. Sparkly Merino Sock tends to dye up brightly. This can be hand washed or washed on a gentle cycle in the washing machine on cold. It should be laid flat to dry.

So Silky Sock - This yarn is lusciously soft! It's a 4-ply made of 50% mulberry silk and 50% superwash merino. It comes in 3.5 ounce or 100 gram skeins with a total of 438 yards per skein. So Silky Sock tends to dye up fairly softly. I recommend washing it by hand in cold water because of the silk content, though there's nothing that will felt in this yarn.

Sock Perfection - I have finally found the perfect yarn base for actual socks! It is a light fingering weight that combines 80% extra-fine 19.5 micron superwash merino with 20% nylon. It's a good solid 4-ply yarn that comes in 100 gram skeins with 450 yards per skein. It can be machine washed on cold and air dried. It tends to take the dye rather brightly.

Cashmere Sock - Cashmere Sock is a lovely squishy yarn base made of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. It comes in 100 gram skeins with 435 yards per skein. I recommend washing it by hand in cold and air drying it It takes the dye brightly.

Squoosh DK - Squoosh DK is a squishy, soft, stretchy yarn made of 100% extra-fine superwash merino. It's a 4-ply yarn that comes in extra-large 115 gram skeins with 250 yards. This can be machine or hand washed in cold water but should be air dried. 

Buttery Soft DK - This is a wonderfully soft 2-ply DK base with great stitch definition. It's made of 45% extra-fine merino (non-superwash), 45% baby alpaca, and 10% silk. It is a dream to work with! Each 100 gram skein contains 245 yards. This should be washed by hand in cold water and dried flat. Buttery Soft DK dyes up softly.

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