Candlelight (2018 holiday colorway) | all bases

  • I'm delighted to bring back Candlelight, my holiday colorway from 2018. It's a sweet and cheerful colorway, full of flickering warmth and the feeling of new love.


    Color notes
    Candlelight is a bit pink, a bit peach, with a hint of gold overlaying all of it. It has the ever tiniest speckles of warm honey in random areas.

    Available on
    Six bases (from lace to DK weight). It's pictured on Winter Sock, where it looks more peach, on House Blend no. 2 where it becomes rosier, and on House Sock, where it becomes softer, cooler and more matte.

    Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).

  • Candlelight will look beautiful on the following bases.

    Mohair Lace ($30)
    72% kid mohair, 28% silk
    459 yards | 50g
    1-ply construction

    House Sock ($28)
    90% superwash Targhee wool, 10% nylon
    465 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    House Blend no. 2
    ($33)
    70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
    400 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    Winter Sock ($32)
    55% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 20% kid mohair
    438 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

    Merino Sport ($30)
    100% superwash merino
    328 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

    Merino DK
    ($30)
    100% superwash merino
    231 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

  • Hand wash, air dry

    Finished projects knit with my yarn should be hand washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse. Always air dry to keep your knitwear looking its best.

    Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this. If you prefer to wash your socks in warm water, I recommend adding a color catcher to the wash. You can learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.

     

Watercolor speckles, dyed by hand in San Francisco

I call my style of hand-dyeing watercolor speckles. Each skein has multiple layers of color that blend, shift and merge, with intentional wee tiny random dots of intense color. When dyeing, I focus on what the final fabric will look like. My goal is a fabric that may look semi-solid from a distance but, when viewed closely, shows a depth of subtle color differences.

There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.


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