TUSCAN RED Indie-Dyed Yarn Superwash Merino Sock-Weight Yarn

Sale price $16.00 Regular price $24.00

I almost threw this gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarn away!

I have to tell you the story. I had planned to make a rich autumn orange to go with my Autumn Mist yarn, but the orange I got was an almost neon Halloween orange. So, I added a little red. That looked better, but it still wasn't quite the shade I was looking for, so I added a bit of brown. That was a big mistake. Instead of blending, it ended up all blotchy and horrible.

That's when I almost gave up, but I thought I would try one more thing--I added a lot more brown. I still wasn't sure if I had a keeper or not, but I thought I might as well take it all the way through the process and see. After I washed it, dried it, and reskeined it, it was gorgeous if I do say so myself.

Sometimes the accidents turn out best. As I'm sure you will understand based on the story above, I won't be able to replicate this colorway. :-)

YARN FACTS
Name: Tuscan Red
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Yards per Pound: 1735
Wraps per Inch: 21
Length in Yards: 433
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Plies: 4
Rec'd Needle Size: 0-3 US
Rec'd Hook Size: B-1 to E-4
Gauge: 7 stitches per inch
Contents: 75% superwash merino wool, 15% nylon, 10% tencel
Colors: Reddish Brown Tonal Yarn
Instructions: Can be washed by hand (preferred) or in washing machine on cold. Please 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!