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Colourwheel with Grey

Colourwheel with Grey

Regular price $32.00 USD
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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.

Hats shown are the Porty Hat by Ysolda in the Adult size. Each hat required less than half a regular skein. 

This colourway is also a great choice for a reversible Musselburgh Hat by Ysolda. One reregular skein is enough for one hat. 

Socks shown were knit using one regular skein of colourwheel. 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. 

In 2020, we 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. There was a lot of (intentional) variation in early batches. Current batches match these photos. 

This listing is for yarn only. We do not sell knitted items.

Base Yarns

We are updating our skeins from 115 g to 100 g (and 170 g to 150 g), with a corresponding decrease in prices. While we transition, you will find both sizes of yarn in the shop. 

4-Ply Sock: 75% superwash Merino, 25% nylon 
100 g = 425 m (465 yd) | 150 g = 638 m (698 yd)
Our newest yarn is perfect for accessories that need to stand up to wear while being next-to-skin soft.

2-Ply Fingering: 100% superwash Merino
100 g = 339 m (370 yd) | 150 g = 509 m (556 yd)
115 g = 390 m (426 yd)  |  170 g = 585 m (639 yd)
A soft yarn with beautiful drape, this is an excellent choice for shawls, scarves and other accessories.

MCN Fingering: 70% superwash Merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 
100 g = 322 m (352 yd)  |  150 g = 477 m (520 yd)
115 g = 370 m (405 yd)  |  170 g = 548 m (599 yd)
This merino/cashmere blend is soft and buttery for next-to-skin wear, with  nylon providing extra durability. This versatile yarn is suitable for everything from shawls to hats to socks.  

Merino Worsted: 100% superwash Merino
100 g = 171 m (187 yd) | 150 g = 257 m (280 yd)
115 g = 197 m (215 yd) |  170 g = 296 m (323 yd)
A soft, versatile yarn suitable for everything from hats to shawls to sweaters. 

Merino Twist Fingering: 80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon
115 g = 405 m (443 yd)  |  170 g  = 599 m (655 yd)
Our fan-favourite sock yarn. This soft and durable merino/nylon blend has an unusual 8-ply construction giving it great bounce and strength.  

Care Instructions

Hand wash in cool water or machine wash delicate.

Lay flat to dry.

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