This delightfully soft and elegant handspun yarn is a gradient yarn, meaning that the colors each appear once for a long time followed by the next color and then the next, etc. I love using gradients for shawls and cowls to show off the color changes. This yarn goes from chartreuse to forest green to teal to medium blue and finally to dark blue. This is a 100% merino wool yarn. The soft colors would work well for men or women.
I spun it at a light worsted weight, ranging from 9 to 12 wraps per inch, so it's quite thick and thin. It's 226 yards and 4.1 ounces, so it's a nice big skein.
Name: Sea Breeze
Yarn Weight: Worsted Weight
Wraps per Inch: 9-11
Length in Yards: 226
Ounces/Grams: 4.1 ounces/105 grams
Plies: Singles yarn
Rec'd Needle Size: 7-11 US
Rec'd Hook Size: I-9 to K-10-1/2 US
Spinning Style: Thick and thin
Contents: 100% merino
Colors: Chartreuse, forest green, teal green, medium blue, and dark blue
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.
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.