This colourway is the result of colour mixing tests. There is (intentional) variation between dye lots. The current batch is on our Merino Twist Eco fingering weight yarn and is a good match for the first photo.
We've recently upgraded our dyeing process and did a lot of colour mixing tests to see how the colours play together. I posted a little about it here and here. There was such an enthusiastic response to these fun swatches that I decided to dye extras: here they are.
Each skein has two sections: one gradient rainbow (75% of yarn) and one solid grey section (25% of yarn). One skein is enough for a (mismatched) pair of socks.
Socks shown were knit using one skein of colourwheel (115 g). They were knit toe-up with a fleegle heel using a modified version of the Pebbles and Pathways pattern (omitting the stitch pattern).
This pair is a women's size 9 and used almost all of the rainbow yarn and none of the grey. For larger socks, I recommend working the toe, heel and/or the cuff in the grey contrast yarn.
We sell regular and XL skeins:
115 g (4 oz) is a standard skein
170 g (6 oz) is 1.5 times a standard skein
Our photos are intended to capture the overall feel of the colourway, but our dye lots do vary. More details on our base yarns are available here.