I dyed this sparkly sock-weight yarn using a method that was new to me, and I will definitely be using this method again! The colors remind me of all the wonderful colors of snapdragons, and with the sparkle this yarn is just as showy as those lovely flowers. The colors are Burgundy Rose, Coral Charm, Mithril, Irish Moss, and Mocha. I dyed each of those colors as a tonal shade to add depth to the yarn and whatever you make from it, and in between each color is another color made from the way the colors blended together.
I dyed this on my sparkly merino sock base, which is made of superwash merino with 8% sparkly lurex. If you enlarge the pictures, the sparkle shows really well just as it does in real life.
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Length in Yards: 409
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Contents: 92% superwash merino wool, 8% lurex
Colors: Burgundy Rose, Coral Charm, Mithril, Irish Moss, and Mocha
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) or in washing machine on cold. Please air dry.
The photos mentioned below show some combinations I think would look great with Snapdragons for a larger project like a fade sweater or shawl:
Photo #8 - From left to right, there's Mithril, Burgundy Rose, Snapdragons (this yarn), and Irish Moss.
Photo #9 - From left to right, there's Mithril, Snapdragons (this yarn), Irish Moss, Burgundy Rose, Anachronism, and Eggplant.
Photo #10 - From left to right, there's Mithril, Snapdragons (this yarn), Irish Moss, Speckles & Sparkles, Burgundy Rose, Anachronism, and Eggplant.
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.
Happy fiber artistry!