This rainbow delight is a sibling to our original Colourwheel yarn, but now with extra blue!
Merino Twist: a durable but soft sock yarn (80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon)
2-Ply: soft with beautiful drape, perfect for hats or shawls (100% superwash Merino)
MCN: luxuriously soft choice for hats, scarves, or house socks (70% superwash Merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon)
Like the original, three quarters of the skein is a self-striping rainbow. But now, the other quarter is a beautiful solid blue, as opposed to the grey of the original.
Why the solid section? I like to think about the finished project when I’m planning stripes, and there are very few knits that use exactly one skein of yarn. I want my socks to have a full colourwheel without making them an awkward size I will never wear.
For many socks (and hats and cowls), about 300 m worth of rainbow seems to do the trick, with that extra 100 m of cyan so you can use as much or as little of it as you need. It’ll look intentional and well-planned but you only have to think about size, not about squeezing all the colours into the right place.
And if your project needs a smidge more than one skein rather than less? No problem! That’s why I also dye larger (170 g / 4 oz) skeins. They have about 450 m worth of rainbow and 150 m of solid.
This colourway is also a great choice for a reversible Musselburgh Hat by Ysolda. One 115 g / 4 oz skein is enough for one hat.
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.