GRADIENT SOCK BLANK - Pink to Red Gradient with Birds

Regular price $28.00

If you have never used a sock blank to knit from, you are in for a treat. You get the fun of watching the design and the colors go by in a totally new way as you knit from it.

Oh, and by the way, there's nothing in the world saying you can only make socks from sock blanks. These are single blanks made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon fingering-weight yarn, and you can use them for anything you would use sock-weight yarn for.

This particular blank is dyed in a gradient going from pink to orange to light red to medium red to dark red to darkest red. Each color section has 2 little birdies that I stenciled using dark red and speckles I surrounded them with. If you knit with it, you will get a gradient yarn with red speckles and short red stripes transitioning slowly to all red with still-darker red speckles and short stripes.

I think this particular sock blank would look wonderful as a one-skein gradient shawl or cowl. Of course, you could use it for socks, but they would be the cool mismatched type as the gradient continues all the way across the sock blank.

How do you use a sock blank? Some people like to unravel the whole thing at once and then work from a normal ball of yarn. However, I think it's more fun to just unravel it as you go so you can enjoy the color changes and just set the whole thing on your lap. You start at one side and just keep unraveling as you go. The yarn will be curly, but that's okay. It will block out just fine.

YARN FACTS
Name: Red Birdie Gradient Sock Blank
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Yards per Pound: 1736
Wraps per Inch: 21
Length in Yards: 435
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Plies: 4
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 7 stitches per inch
Contents: 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
Colors: pink, orange, and several shades of red
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) 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!
 
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!