MIRKWOOD on Sock Perfection Superwash Merino/Nylon Sock Yarn

Regular price $25.00

Mirkwood is Lothlorien's dark twin--both their colorways and the "character" of the two forests in Tolkien's Middle Earth. I actually used all the same colors in both Mirkwood and Lothlorien, but I dyed them using different techniques, so the colors that look rich and earthy in Lothlorien look, well, sort of dark and creepy in Mirkwood.

The colors include several shades of green, gray, gold, brown, and eggplant.

I 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.

The yarn is priced per skein.

YARN FACTS
Name: Mirkwood
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: Green, Gray, Gold, Brown, Eggplant
Instructions: Can be washed by hand or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.

YARN PAIRINGS
The last photo shows a great fade set. From left to right there's Annunciation Blue, Monet's Cathedral, November in My Soul, Mirkwood (this one), and Jane Fairfax.

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.

NEWSLETTER
Please consider signing up for my weekly newsletter. You'll find secret sales for subscribers only, interviews with pattern designers, tutorials, and announcement for new product lines. You'll also receive a one-time coupon code worth 15% off your  purchase by email as soon as you sign up.
Happy fiber artistry!