STUDY IN SCARLET Super Bulky Fractal Handspun Yarn

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I spun this soft, luxurious handspun yarn from the batts of the same name. I actually spun it as a fractal yarn, which adds wonderful complexity to the color combinations. It is mostly merino with some wonderful texture from the kid mohair locks and lovely shimmer from the angelina and firestar that I included.

When I made the batts, I made them as gradient batts, meaning that one color transitions into the next. For one ply, I spun it up as a gradient yarn, going from the darkest color to the lightest as I spun it. For the other ply, I divided it into smaller color sections. Plying those two together is what makes it a fractal yarn. For both plies, I spun them thick and thin and added lots of beehives or seashells as I plied it. Whatever you decide to make of this, it will be a showcase for sure!

This is a super bulky or chunky 2-ply yarn that will knit or weave up very quickly. It would make a wonderful small project by itself or part of a larger project if you prefer. It would be great as part of a saori weaving creation.

The title comes from the Sherlock Holmes tale by the same name, and with that in mind, of course you'll need the facts....

YARN FACTS
Name: Study in Scarlet
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/Chunky Weight
Wraps per Inch: 5
Length in Yards: 48 yards
Ounces/Grams: 3.7 ounces/106 grams
Plies: 2
Rec'd Needle Size: 11-17 US
Rec'd Hook Size: M-13 to Q
Spinning Style: Fractal yarn spun thick and thin with lots of beehives and seashells
Contents: 93% merino, 5% kid mohair locks, 1% angelina, 1% firestar
Colors: Ruby, magenta, reddish-orange, peachy-pink, ballet pink, pomegranate, shimmer
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry

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!
 
HANK OR CAKE
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.
 
MY GIFT TO YOU
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!

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