I dyed Purple Iris to look like the purple irises in our next-door neighbor's yard. Almost half the skein is dyed a deep rich eggplant. The other colors are soft lavender, daffodil yellow, and spring green. I then lightly speckled over the lighter colors with lilac and red and green.
I dyed it on my Super Sport yarn base, which is a great 3-ply sport-weight made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. It's great for anything and everything.
Name: Purple Iris
Yarn Weight: Sport
Length in Yards: 328
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Contents: 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
Colors: Eggplant, lavender, yellow, spring green
Yarn Base: Super Sport
Instructions: Machine or hand wash in cool water 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.
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.
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