Inspired by the our neighbor's lovely irises and the coming of spring, I created this purple iris colorway in art batts and then spun it into this super bulky handspun yarn. It's amazing how many colors are actually in purple irises, isn't it? Take a look at the final photo that I used to choose the colors. There's deep purple, lilac, soft yellow, white, bronze, gold, and the green stem and leaves. I used merino as well as muga silk and bamboo, and then I added just a bit of angelina for some shimmer.
Name: Purple Iris
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Wraps per Inch: 6
Length in Yards: 92 yards
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Spinning Style: Thick and Thin Textured Singles
Contents: 89% merino wool, 5% muga silk, 5% bamboo, and 1% angelina
Colors: Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry
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!
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.
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