Colour Study: colourwheel

Please note: There is variation between dye lots in these colour studies. Today's batch is similar to the photos but may be slightly brighter or paler. 

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
More more detail, see our base yarns.

Our photos are intended to capture the overall feel of the colourway, but our dye lots do vary. Look here for more info about our yarn, including a description of our base yarns.


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