"...good heavens! what a sight! Such a face! It was of a dark, purplish, yellow color, here and there stuck over with large, blackish looking squares...."
--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
Queequeg was inspired by that greatest of American novels, Moby-Dick. I dyed it on my Sock Perfection yarn base.is part of my fall Moby-Dick collection.
This was by far the hardest colorway to achieve and took several tries and lots of advice from fellow lovers of Moby-Dick to get it right. It definitely makes the top three list of wildest yarn I've ever dyed too!
The colors are gray, bronze, salmon, purple, sea blue, and black for his tattoos. I added red speckles too. I left out the yellow in Melville's description as an artistic choice. I dyed it using my Splashed & Speckled method, so it isn't likely to pool.
The yarn is priced per skein.
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 450
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch
Contents: 80% extra-soft superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
Colors: Gray, bronze, salmon, purple, sea blue, black with red speckles
Instructions: Can be washed by hand or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.
The last couple photos show the entire Fall 2018 Moby-Dick collection. From left to right there's November in My Soul, Call Me Ishmael, Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab, and Queequeg.
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!
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.