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ODE TO THE WEST WIND Hand-Dyed Yarn on Sparkly Merino Sock

Regular price $28.00

Ode to the West Wind was inspired by Shelley's poem of the same name.

You can read the whole poem here, but I will include just the first and last stanzas:

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing....

The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?


As I dyed this, I was envisioning a forest covered in the first snow of the year with all the leaves flying wildly about in a strong wind. The white in the yarn represents the snow, and all of the autumn-colored speckles represent the leaves. The speckles include magenta, red, orange, yellow, and several shades of brown.

I used my Sparkly Merino Sock base, which is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% sparkly lurex. It's a lovely base for shawls and cowls and hats.

YARN FACTS
Ode to the West Wind on Sparkly Merino Sock
Literary Collection
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry

YARN PAIRINGS
Ode to the West Wind would look great with Chocolate, Forest Floor, Autumn Leaves, Aubergine, Eggplant, and Ochre.

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