By day this yarn will look fun and happy and quite pleasant. By night, all the sparkle will show up, and it will look fabulous!
I started with sparkly white superwash merino and enough lurex to really shimmer. If you look at the photos with the dark brown background, you can see the sparkle really well.
I added speckles in magenta, red, bright blue, chartreuse, yellow, and a bit of brown and black. The last two photos show what the yarn looks like knit in stockinette.
All of this is on a sock or fingering-weight yarn base made of soft superwash merino with 8% sparkly lurex. This yarn would make a fabulous cowl or fingerless mittens. It goes well with many other colorways in my Sparkly Merino Sock yarn base.
The yarn is priced per skein.
Name: Speckles & Sparkles
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Yarn Base: Sparkly Merino Sock
Wraps per Inch: 20
Length in Yards: 409
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 7-8 stitches per inch
Contents: 92% superwash merino wool, 8% lurex
Colors: Off-White with Magenta, Red, Bright Blue, Yellow, Chartreuse, Brown, and Black speckles
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) or in washing machine on cold. Please 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.