PEACHY KEEN Indie-Dyed Sparkly Sock Yarn Made of Superwash Merino and Sparkly Lurex

Regular price $26.00

I love this soft peach color! I dyed it in a way that creates lots of tonal variation, and then I added a moderate amount of dark red speckles. The name, Peachy Keen, probably dates me, but my dad used to say that a lot, so I named it in his honor. :-)

All of this is on a sock or fingering weight yarn base made of soft superwash merino with 8% sparkly lurex. If you enlarge the pictures, the sparkle shows really well just as it does in real life.

The yarn is priced per skein.

If you're looking for a set for a fade shawl or pattern, take a look at the YARN PAIRINGS below for some ideas.

YARN FACTS
Name: Peachy Keen
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 409
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: 7-8 stitches per inch
Contents: 92% superwash merino wool, 8% lurex
Colors: Peach with Red Speckles
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.

YARN PAIRINGS
The last photo shows Peachy Keen with Mithril and with Persimmon

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.