I dyed Grand Old Flag using a combination of different techniques. There's a long section of white, a long section of red, and then the remaining quarter of the skein has Navy blue with white sections to replicate the field of stars on Navy blue in the American flag.
The photos show it dyed it on Sock Perfection, which is made of 80% extra-soft merino and 20% nylon, making it perfect for socks or anything else you want to be machine washable and hard-wearing. However, I am also offering it on Sparkly Merino Sock and Squoosh DK.
The last photo shows a small sample I knit to give you an idea of how the yarn will work up. I used size 2 US needles to make it.
Since this listing is for yarn dyed to order, the quantity available is shown as zero because I don't have it in stock until I dye it for you. You can still place an order for as many as you would like.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.